US willing to discuss F-35 fighter jets with India

The United States has taken a significant first step toward offering F-35 fighter jet aircraft to India in a sign of its desire to deepen defense cooperation.


Robert Scher, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, said Wednesday the US thinks India's military could use a jet like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which the US is developing with a consortium of allies. (AP)