India’s arms build-up will force Pakistan to take deterrence: Nawaz Sharif

India cancelled the NSA-level talks on "flimsy excuse", alleged Nawaz Sharif

By: PTI | Washington | Published: October 23, 2015 9:30 pm
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today kept up his attack on India and warned that Pakistan will have to take “credible deterrent” measures in the face of Indian “arms build-up” and “dangerous military doctrines”.

“While refusing dialogue, India is engaged in a major arms build-up, regrettably with the active assistance of several powers. It has adopted dangerous military doctrines. This will compel Pakistan to take several counter measures to preserve credible deterrence,” Sharif said in his address to the US Institute of Peace (USIP), a US Congress top American think-tank.

Sharif claimed that after coming to power two-and-a-half years ago, he has made several “sincere efforts” to improve relationship with India.

“I accepted his (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s) invitation to attend his swearing-in ceremony New Delhi,” he said.

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The momentum this generated was scuttled when India cancelled the NSA-level talks on “flimsy excuse”, he alleged.

In his address, Sharif blamed India for narrowing the talks to just one issue of terrorism after his meeting with Modi at Ufa, Russia in July.

“The cancellation of NSA-level talks have been followed by increased ceasefire violations by India across the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary, and a stream of hostile statements by Indian political and military leadership,” he alleged.

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  1. D
    Oct 23, 2015 at 9:33 pm
    Nawaz is what stan Pigs tell him what to do that is stan Army
    1. K
      Oct 24, 2015 at 3:51 am
      India stan should sit down and settle Kashmir.
      1. Y
        Oct 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm
        Nawaz please clean your own house first before interfering with others....
        1. D
          Oct 24, 2015 at 5:26 pm
          The Collegium has been a fraud on the Republic of India. The Bakwas 1000 page judgement can be bolied down to two pages: which essential consist of the argument that the 2nd and 3rd Judges cases are gospel truth, therefore the NJAC is unconsutional. The argument of Rohatgi and mine is that 2nd and 3rd Judges cases were unconsutionally decided, and moreover no longer valid. The 5 Judge Bench was not competent to relook at the 2nd and 3rd Judges cases, so its hands were tied, and their result was expected. The Law Minister seems lost to not challenge this to a higher 9 or 11 Judge Bench. I will file the challenge myself as a Writ Peion.
          1. A
            Oct 23, 2015 at 9:50 pm
            Poor s are so victimised in spite of being so good. Even their nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize, Hafiz Saeed and Lakhvi did not get the award.
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