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|Posted on Friday, November 20, 2020 - 01:09 pm: ||
Another blow to Pakistan as France denies upgrade for Mirage jets, submarines
France has also told Qatar not to allow Pak-origin technicians to work with the plane over concerns that they could leak technical information about
Amid clash with Imran Khan, France has reportedly decided to give another shocker to Pakistan by deciding against upgrading its fleet of Mirage fighter jets, air defence systems and the Agosta 90B class submarines. The development occurs amid the fallout between the two nations over Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron over his comments on Islamophobia.
As per a report by Hindustan Times, France has also told Qatar not to allow Pak-origin technicians to work with the plane over concerns that they could leak technical information about the fighter jets. Qatar is one of the countries that bought the Rafale aircraft.
Earlier this month, France revoked the visitor visas of 183 Pakistani nationals, including relatives of Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha, former chief of Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. The action was taken to make it clear that it will not bow down to the pressure on Islamic countries.