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U.S. queries Pakistan on alleged wrong use of its F-16 jets

The United States is seeking information on whether Pakistan used U.S.-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad said on Sunday, which may violate the F-16 sale agreements between Washington and Pakistan.

Pakistan says it did not use F-16s in shooting down an Indian warplane when it crossed the Line of Control that acts as a de facto border in Kashmir. Islamabad says this was an act of self defense.

We are aware of these reports and are seeking more information, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson told Reuters. We take all allegations of misuse of defense articles very seriously.

U.S. often inserts restrictions on how its exported military hardware can be used through so-called end-user agreements.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria