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Pak accuses India of being nuclear proliferator

Pakistan was responding to Indian PM Manmohan Singh's remark that countries in the South Asian region proliferated nuclear technology.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 20:08 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Responding to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's remark that countries in the region proliferated nuclear technology, Pakistan on Friday accused India of being a proliferator of the sensitive technology.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasneem Aslam alleged it was India which started proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region, according to state-run APP news agency.

India had conducted its nuclear test in 1974 much before Pakistan, she said adding the motive behind India's remark about proliferation in the region is to overcome the situation arising out of the opposition of the non-proliferation lobby to the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement.

She said sanctions were imposed on several Indian companies and individuals for alleged proliferation and India will not be able to convince any other country on the allegations it was levelling against Pakistan.

First Published: Oct 13, 2006 20:08 IST