India’s Ministry of External Affairs rejected Pakistan’s claim that India is building a secret nuclear city in the Southern part of the country.
A recent statement from Pakistan Foreign Office suggested that India was building a secret nuclear city and working on developing an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). These claims were rendered false by Indian MEA. Vikas Swarup, a spokesperson from the Ministry of External Affairs was speaking with the media. He said,
These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city appears to be a figment of Pakistan’s imagination. India has always been in compliance with all its international obligations. This is a very strange statement coming from a country that (a) does not have a separation plan and (b) has a strong record of proliferation which is well known to the world. India has very different credentials. So clearly this shows a lack of comprehension.
He added, “Furthermore, there is no doubt that this a diversity tactic by Pakistan which aims to deflect attention from the real issue at hand – the continue state sponsorship of terrorism by Pakistan and its harboring or internationally designated terrorists.” India has repeatedly failed in its efforts to have Pakistan declared a state sponsor of terrorism, and its moves to have Pakistan internationally isolated were unsuccessful to say the least.
Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan claimed that India was building a secret nuclear city. Nafees Zakari, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson said,
India is building a secret nuclear city. It has accumulated a stockpile of nuclear weapons which threatens to undermine the strategic balance of power in the region.
Kamran Akhtar, the Director General Disarmament at the Pakistan Foreign Office said that, “India has sufficient fissile material and the technical capacity to produce between 356 to 492 nuclear bombs. There is fear that the Indian reactors not mandated by the safeguards might be used clandestinely for plutonium production and the existing stockpiles might be diverted to a military program at a subsequent stage.”
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