Obama pushes for ‘MMRCA Jet deal’

Times Now

The United States has begun to exert pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in what could be called open lobbying for F-16 fighter planes. TIMES NOW is in possession of copy of the letter sent by US President Barack Obama to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh exerting pressure for a fighter deal.

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dated February 4, 2011 Obama stated that buying American Boeing F/A-18 IN and Lockheed Martin F-6IN will improve strategic ties between India and US.

In his letter to Manmohan Singh, US President Barack Obama wrote, “In the spirit of this friendship I want to underscore the strategic importance the US attaches to the selection of a US proposal in India’s medium multi roll combat aircraft competition.”

Obama also stated , “Additionally you can be confident in probity and transparency of doing business with American companies.”

“The United States Government is offering India two of the most advanced multi mission combat aircraft in the world-the Boeing F/A-181N and the Lockheed Martin F-16IN. Let me assure you the US is a willing capable & reliable defence partner to India. High technology defence sales are increasingly a cornerstone of our strategic partnership. this type of technology is only provided to our closest allies and partners.”

“During my visit in November 2010, we committed to expand our relationship in new and ambitious areas, giving our peoples a vision of a strategic partnership that promises decades of close collaboration in the pursuit of the shared goals of prosperity and security. Through our recent initiatives, the United States has demonstrated its commitment to India’s rise and its global leadership role. (The selection of a US proposal for the MMRCA tender will strengthen our partnership, launch our defence cooperation on an ambitious and rewarding trajectory, and provide strategic continuity to our growing relationship.”

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