ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expressed on Sunday its dismay and surprise over Indian government’s reaction to the sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan.

Responding to media queries over the Indian reaction, the spokesperson of the Foreign Office said: “We are surprised and disappointed at the Indian government’s reaction. Their army and arsenal stock is much larger and they are the largest importer of defence equipment.”

With regard to the F-16 sale, the Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement that Pakistan and the United States closely cooperated in countering terrorism.

The US spokesperson had clearly announced that the sale was to enhance precision strike capability of Pakistan.

Published in Dawn, February 15th, 2016