Pakistan has received punishment for reacting sharply to Prime Minister Imran Khan for displaying cartoons of Prophet Mohammad in public places after the teacher’s murder in France. France has refused to help upgrade the Mirage fighter aircraft, air safety shield, and submarine.
Not only this, France has sent a message to the Arab country Qatar that it has instructed any Pakistan-origin technician not to work in Rafale aircraft. Qatar is among the few countries that have Rafale aircraft. France fears that the technical information of the aircraft can reach China via Pakistan technician.
Let us know that Pakistan has a large fleet of France-built Mirage aircraft, in addition to air safety shield and Agusta 90B class submarine. Pakistan is preparing to upgrade all these, in such a situation, this step of France is nothing short of a big shock for Pakistan.
In this regard, India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been informed of the decision of the French Government. Shringla was on a tour of France on 29 October. France has also assured India that it is sensitive to the security concerns of its strategic partners. This is the reason why he has instructed the technicians of Pak origin to be kept away from repairing Rafale planes.