SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Reversing the decision of its predecessor, the Biden Administration has approved $450 million in funding for Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet program. Officials say the move will help Islamabad meet current and future counterterrorism threats by maintaining its fleet. This is the first major security assistance to Pakistan since President Trump was in office when he alleged Pakistan was compromised in the fight against terrorism.

Former U.N. Ambassador and Indian American Nikki Haley is campaigning with Republican Governor Brian Kemp in Georgia and is stumping for GOP US Senate candidate Herschel Walker. Haley is also a former governor of South Carolina and is considered by many political experts as a possible 2024 Republican presidential candidate, and her decision to campaign in the peach state will continue to raise speculation

Michael Kugelman has been named Director of the newly created South Asia Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The Institute’s mission is to showcase the best thought leadership on South Asia.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.