US approves F-16 sale to Pakistan - Page 2




 
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March 31st, 2005  
cPFC/SAJROTC
 
Im not entirely sure that selling the F-16s to Pakistan would significantly destabilize the region. Granted the F-16s may be used by Pakistan to bomb Kashmir and Indian targets in the region, but I doubt that either Pakistan nor India is stupid enough to retaliate with nuclear arms. Im sure the US, the EU and UN would make all efforts to intervene before the conflict resulted in a nuclear exchange, espically in the middle east where a nuclear war could result in increased tension across the board.

However, I will be the first to admit, Im not an expert on India-Pakistan relations, I only know what I've been taught as part of Naval History and US Military History.