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Why Pakistan Loves the F-16 Fighting Falcon

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Why Pakistan Loves the F-16 Fighting Falcon

During an aerial skirmish on February 27, 2019, an Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison was shot down by a radar-guided missile. The Pakistani Air Force (PAF) claims the kill was scored by a JF-17 Thunder, a domestically-built fighter built with Chinese assistance.

However, India subsequently revealed fragments of an AIM-120C-5 missile—a U.S.-built weapon only compatible with the American-built F-16s in PAF service. Pakistan has incentives to deny the use of F-16s, as secret end-user agreements may restrict the aircraft’s use against India—despite that being an obvious application of the venerable fourth-generation jet. India, meanwhile, claims the MiG-21’s pilot managed to shoot down an F-16.
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There is no secret end users agreemnt regarding the F16's or the aim 120---.

Next---I believe in the first news release---JF17 dropped an
indian aircraft---I believe the SD10 did that---.

Afterwards it became a cover up of sorts---for what reason---I do not know---.
 
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Hi,

There is no secret end users agreemnt regarding the F16's or the aim 120---.

Next---I believe in the first news release---JF17 dropped an
indian aircraft---I believe the SD10 did that---.

Afterwards it became a cover up of sorts---for what reason---I do not know---.
Sir, do you think that maybe JF scored mig kill and PAF wants to credit F-16 for the kill just to rub it on Indian's face?
 

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