'US will not supply weapons to Pak'

Long Beach (California): The US would not supply weapons and other resources to Pakistan as it results in the  killing of American people in war-torn Afghanistan and elsewhere, an influential American Congressman has said.

"Pakistan should know that we are not going to put up any longer with them in supplying the resources and the weapons to kill Americans anywhere in the world especially in Afghanistan," Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said here.

He was speaking at a ceremony for assembling the first of the 10 C-17 heavy-lift military aircraft manufactured by Boeing for the Indian Air Force.

 US will not supply weapons to Pak

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Lauding India, Rohrabacher said New Delhi is an "important partner" of the United States in the "re-alignment of power" in the world and today's event of the ceremonial bringing together of various parts of the Indian defence aircraft here was a "symbolic step" in that direction.

India had last year ordered 10 C-17 heavy-lift aircraft for its strategic military and humanitarian assistance needs, to be manufactured by the US-based aviation giant.

The C-17, also called the 'Globemaster', is one of its class in the heavy-transport league of aircraft for defence forces andon Wednesday  it had its forward, center and aft (rear) fuselages and the wing assembly, brought together from
different parts of the 1.1 million sq feet 'Home of the Globemaster' manufacturing plant of Boeing here.

The first aircraft is expected to be flown into India by June next year.

PTI 

Updated Date: Aug 01, 2012 14:47:16 IST



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