Pakistan says India’s advanced military technology threatens regional stability

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said that sale of advanced military technology and equipment by the United States to India would accentuate military imbalance and undermine strategic stability in South Asia.

Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said this will also encourage India to adopt aggressive military doctrine and contemplate military adventures.

He said the transfer of modern military hardware and technologies, as well as repeated exceptions made for India, also disincentivise New Delhi to engage in efforts to establish the strategic restraint regime. Pakistan has repeatedly been calling for such a regime for durable security architecture in the region.

Asked to comment on statements of senior Indian military personnel describing LoC as imaginary line and threats of surgical strikes, he said the Indian Army often makes false claims in order to gain popularity among Indian public and media. Pakistan has always encouraged peaceful engagement with India, including confidence building measures but its gestures have not been reciprocated.

About Indian position on Kulbhushan Jadhav, the spokesperson said the RAW agent, who was serving as a commander of Indian Navy, made confessions before the magistrate as well as in a video recording. He said the agent was launched by India to carry out subversive activities in Pakistan. He added that  India was trying to divert attention from the actual issue by presenting it as a humanitarian one.

To another question, he said that books by former Indian bureaucrats testify the fact that India scuttled efforts for peaceful resolution of conflicts with Pakistan.

Zakaria stated that Pakistan would continue to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the legitimate struggle of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.

Responding to yet another question, the spokesperson said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif would uphold the country’s interests during their interactions with world leaders on the sidelines of UNGA session.

He said that during the foreign minister’s visit to China, Iran and Turkey there was convergence of interest and viewpoints on the situation in the region including Afghanistan.

The points of convergence included the regional solution to the conflict in Afghanistan, Afghan-owned and Afghan-led dialogue, Pakistan’s immense contribution, and sacrifices in the war against terror, and no durable regional peace without solution of Kashmir dispute.

He said that Pakistan is committed to supporting all initiatives aimed at peace and stability in Afghanistan.

He told a questioner that Pakistan has raised the issue of the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine on different forums.

 

 



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7 Comments

  1. Dinesh Dutta said:

    Tell him first that India’s economy is 10 times bigger than Pakistan and stop dreaming to compare with India.

    • Free kashmire said:

      lol you are comparing , we never compare us to india , we hit india because kashmire is our part no matter how big you are Nuclear weapons dosent see any fake economy when it fires chutians(Indian)

      • Nilesh said:

        Yes nuclear weapons don’t see size of nations. But i hope people firing them would see it. Because if both India& Pakistan use nuclear bombs, no doubt India will suffer immense damage but we will wipe Pakistan off the face of the earth. There will still be good amount of India and Indians left too rebuild their nation, Pakistan will turn into a barren wasteland unhabitable fit decades.

  2. Sun said:

    Seriously when will this joker stop joking? 70 years are over, no one in the world talks about Kashmir including the OIC, yet this guy day on day keeps repeating that Pakistan will continue to provide diplomatic, moral and political support when actually he means he will support the terrorists. The world has seen this and everyone is asking Pakistan to stop creating, nurturing and providing support to terrorists! When will Pakistan see reality? Probably another breakup will result in Pakistan sensing reality.

  3. Samuel J said:

    Pakistan is going to face problems as every strategy has a period.Pakistan strategy to use proxy against india had a period life which Pakistan used to its fullest potential.Now circumstances have changed and world is not ready to accept the duplicity of any country in regard to covert action of any non state actors supported by any state,Pakistan very existence is under threat not from india but from hatred against india which is forcing Pakistan to sell itself heavily to china.Can the Pakistan state support such a huge debt been forced by china when Pakistan state industry and business is yet to develop to the level of any developed state.

  4. Prakash said:

    Pak should first stop exporting terror across the globe. This strategy has failed to give any returns. It has only created more problems for itself as the terror machinery has grown so big that the civil government and the military have lost control. They should stop dreaming of taking over Kashmir and instead spend all the energies and money in improving the living conditions of the people. When the country is unable to take care of its own people, but keeps dreaming of annexing Kashmir.

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