Pakistan says NSG membership for India will harm regional stability
Pakistan says India’s military nuclear programme is a threat to peace and it should not be admitted to NSG.Updated: Oct 29, 2016 16:36 IST
Pakistan has said India getting membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group will affect security in South Asia and derail “global non-proliferation”.
Pakistan says India’s military nuclear programme is a threat to peace and it should not be admitted to NSG.
“This build-up (of nuclear arsenal) has been facilitated by the 2008 Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver granted to India, which not only dented the credibility of the non-proliferation regime and undermined its efficacy, but also negatively affected the strategic balance in South Asia,” said Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakariya at a weekly press briefing, reports the Dawn.
Zakariya said that another country-specific exemption by the NSG regarding membership would make the ill effects of the 2008 exemption worse.
“It remains our hope that the NSG member states would make a well-considered decision this time keeping in view its long-term implications for the global non-proliferation regime as well as strategic stability in our region,” he said.
First Published: Oct 29, 2016 16:36 IST