In recent news, Pakistan may have violated a United States rule by using F-16s to enter into Jammu and Kashmir. The rule seeks to prevent foreign militaries from using the United States weapons and jets without prior permission for carrying out the sort of cross-border attacks that Pakistan attempted on Wednesday. Pakistan’s attacks across the Line of Control may have serious repercussions as it’s not clear if the Pakistani military got the go-ahead from the United States.
In the wake of tensions escalating between India and Pakistan, the United States had earlier warned Pakistan against escalating the matter through any sort of military action. The United States has strict protocols when it comes to using it’s aircrafts and weapons. Pakista could only use the F-16s to defend itself, and not attack. Pakistan using the F-16s is a violation of the mutual agreements made at the time when the United States agrees to give aircraft to another country.
Pakistan’s all attempts to use its air force to target the Indian military installations were foiled by the Indian military.
The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine supersonic multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft.