The reports came in when New Delhi asked the US to investigate the use of F-16 fighter jet in 27th February dogfight between India and Pakistan and their claims were rejected by the US officials.
India claimed Pakistan had used its F-16 jet in destroying their Mig-21 and also that Indian Air Force shot down Pakistan’s F-16 plane in their territory.
“Indian officials deceived the International Community about the situation” US Officials
US officials conducted a physical count of the total F-16s and they have found none of the jets missing rejecting Indian claims. US officials mentioned in their report that the Indian officials deceived the International Community about the situation.
The US informed that Pakistan has themselves invited them to inspect and physically count the F-16s to remove all doubts of breaching end users agreement signed with the Foreign Military.
“there is no such clause which limits the use of F-16 jets by Pakistan against anyone”
It has also been confirmed by the US Officials that there is no such clause which limits the use of F-16 jets by Pakistan against anyone. However, he further added, “It would be naïve to think that we sell military equipment to Pakistan and they cannot use that in the fight.”