New Delhi/Washington: India has given proof to United States that weapons like the US TOW-2A anti-tank guided missiles that were originally given to Pakistan to fight the Taliban, are now being used against the Indian Army.
In 2018 itself, at least 9 Indian soldiers have been killed in ceasefire violations and fire assaults by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).
The sale of these weapons to Pakistan was cleared by the US Congress in October 2007 for the purposes of “self defence” and to aid the US operations against the Taliban in the country.
India and US renewed a 10-year defence framework agreement in 2015.
In 2016, India was designated a major defence partner by the US after which the US Congress voted to bring India on an equal footing with its other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) allies for defence-related sales and transfer of technology.
The remnants of a missile that US sold …