ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan has said that it has been consistently highlighting the threats posed to strategic stability in South Asia as a result of the provision of advanced military hardware, technologies, and knowledge to India.
In response to a query about the signing of the US-India Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) on sharing of geospatial information, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that Pakistan has taken note of the signing of the BECA between India and the United States.
The Spokesperson said that India’s massive acquisition of armaments and expansion of its nuclear forces including the introduction of new destabilizing weapon systems are developments with serious repercussions for peace and stability in South Asia.
The Foreign Office Spokesperson said that the recent unprecedented rate of missile tests conducted by India is yet another manifestation of dangerous Indian conventional and nuclear military build-ups.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri added that it again corroborates concerns expressed by several international experts on the military spin-offs of conducting high technology trade with India, which has not only eroded the international norms but has also resulted in negatively affecting the strategic stability in South Asia.
The Spokesperson said that these developments clearly negate the argument that India’s mainstreaming in the international export control regimes will further the non-proliferation objectives of these regimes.