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India’s arms amassing carries serious repercussions for regional peace: FO

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday once again raised serious concerns over India’s massive acquisition of armaments and expansion of its nuclear forces, including introduction of new destabilizing weapon systems.

The Foreign Office spokesperson responding to a query about the signing of the US-India Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) on sharing of geospatial information, said such developments carried serious repercussions to peace and stability in the South Asia.

Pakistan, he said, had taken note of the signing of the agreement.

It was added that Pakistan had been consistently highlighting the threats posed to strategic stability in the South Asia as a result of provision of advanced military hardware, technologies and knowledge to India.

“The recent unprecedented rate of missile tests conducted by India is yet another manifestation of dangerous Indian conventional and nuclear military build-ups,” the spokesperson said.

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