A part of AVRAAM missile which can only be mounted on F-16 aircraft. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

USA has military contracts with almost every nation on the planet, and Pakistan is no exception. After all, the gigantic military-industrial complex within US has a huge lobby and a lucrative industry that no politician can ignore.

However, under the terms by which Pakistan obtained American F-16 jets, they are forbidden from using it for offensive purposes.

According to Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, India has sufficient evidence to stifle Pakistan’s claims that it did not violate US arms contract. If proven, this could deal a huge blow for Pakistan, as it largely depends on American assistance in obtaining arms, maintenance, and training of tech support and pilots.

All of which are cogs without which a military machine ceases to function.

So far, the proof seems undeniable, with military officials dragging out a part of the missile in front of the press.

This particular missile – Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AVRAAM) – can only be mounted on an F-16 jet, and it was found within Indian territory, east of Rajouri.

Therefore, Pakistan did violate the terms of their arms deal with USA. What remains to be seen now is the American response to such violation.