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Islamabad F-16 hunt

Islamabad, Sept. 5 (Reuters): Pakistan, worried by Indiaís plans to acquire a strategic radar system from Israel, today said it is seeking second-hand F-16 fighters from Belgium and will also request a similar US radar system.

Air Commodore Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, spokesperson for the Pakistan air force, said an Airborne Early Warning System would be on Pakistanís shopping list when the US-Pakistani defence consultative group meets in Washington. Khan said Pakistan would also repeat its request for the supply of an initial 28 F-16 aircraft the US refused to deliver in the 1990s due to concerns about Islamabadís nuclear programme.

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