'Not monetary help': U.S defends F-16 aid to Pak again to pacify India

The U.S. plays defensive after infuriating India over F-16 assistance to Pakistan. The United States has issued a clarification as Joe Biden meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 summit. The U.S. State Department spokesperson Zed Tarar said the $450 million in F-16 assistance for Islamabad is "not monetary help." In September, the Joe Biden administration approved the F-16 package for Pakistan, reversing an existing ban imposed in 2018 to do so. This move invited India's ire, and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar even fired a "no one is fooled" barb at the U.S. Watch this report for full information.

 
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