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U.S. offers co-production of F-18 and nuclear technology to India

New Delhi: In a dramatic decision, the United States tonight has offered the co-production of F-18 fighter jets to India. This follows the US decision to sell a number of F-16 fighter planes to Pakistan. Indian would be licensed by the United States to produce at least six times the number of planes that would have been sold to Pakistan. The F-18 Hornets is a two-engined long-range tactical strike aircraft and is superior to the F-16. In the United States, the F-18 is the mainstay of the US Naval airpower. The F-18 can cover several thousand miles for bombing operations and in terms of speed and maneuverability; it is far superior to the F-16.

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