India’s ‘hegemonic’ steps blighted security environment: Pakistan

The pursuit of "hegemonic policies" in South Asia by India and its efforts for "military domination" are creating instability both at the global and regional levels, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN said.

By: PTI | Geneva | Updated: October 12, 2016 8:28 am
india pakistan, indo pak, india pakistan issue, india pakistan war, india pakistan border, indo pak border, balochistan, kashmir, kashmir loc, india news, pakistan news Pakistan’s security was fundamentally challenged by the introduction of nuclear weapons in its neighbourhood, the statement said.

Needling India, Pakistan has told the UN that South Asia’s security environment was “blighted” by India’s insistence on “hegemonic policies”, as it asserted that regional peace was not possible without resolution of underlying disputes, especially Kashmir. The pursuit of “hegemonic policies” in South Asia by India and its efforts for “military domination” are creating instability both at the global and regional levels, Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva and the Conference on Disarmament told UN’ International Security Committee.

“Alluding to its recent aggression and the display of irresponsible behaviour by India, Ambassador Janjua highlighted that South Asia’s security environment was blighted by India’s insistence on hegemonic policies, engaging in a relentless arms build-up, and a myopic refusal to engage in any meaningful dialogue on security issues,” a Pakistan Foreign Office statement said today about Janjua’s briefing to the committee. Pakistan’s security was fundamentally challenged by the introduction of nuclear weapons in its neighbourhood, the statement said.

Janjua, while breifing the 192-member UN Committee that addresses disarmament and international security matters, referred to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address to the UN General Assembly last month in which he underscored Pakistan’s resolve to maintain strategic stability in South Asia. “The committee was reminded of Pakistan’s proposal of our readiness to agree on a bilateral arrangement between Pakistan and India on a nuclear test ban that awaited a response from Indian side,” the Foreign Office statement said.

Ambassador Janjua said “peace and stability in South Asia would not be possible without resolving underlying disputes especially the Jammu and Kashmir dispute; agreeing on measures for nuclear and missile restraint, and instituting conventional forces balance,” according to the statement. Pakistan’s proposal for a strategic restraint regime, based on these three inter-locking elements, remained on the table, the statement said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm
    They WANT 1) Kashmir. 2) Want nuclear "restraint" from India as well as a no nuclear test urance between stan
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      Raja
      Oct 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm
      Nothing but an abnormal obsession with Kashmir seems to rule life! That country is a basket case in every domain since ill advised parion. War cry is the life force of stan.
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        Nitin Khurana
        Oct 11, 2016 at 4:26 pm
        Leave your obsession with Kashmir. it was a finished battle in 1948 itdelf.kashmir is already half autonomous in India. How about your side? We have forgiven stan for invading Kashmir but can't forget your territorial ambitions
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          Nitin Khurana
          Oct 11, 2016 at 4:29 pm
          They want Kashmir , Baluchi's want Baluchistan , now you will say Punjabi want khalistan which was instigated on stan's behest .now let me tell you clear and straight India is a great nation ! Rifts are ubiquitous but we are tolerant , tolerant of our origins unlike you converted Muslims . I am not against Islam.but yes against myth of Muslim superiority, which by no outcomes is true
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            Nitin Khurana
            Oct 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm
            We were generous enough to clear your way for second nation. There was no need we were brothers and sisters living together.but then religion and politics came in way , you are still what you were to us. Leave it friends , two nations have already defined their destiny. You have wrongly defined yours that's what I can conclude. stani youth are a much talented lot must say!
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              Ikok
              Oct 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm
              UN PLEBISCITE...
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                Anant Nagabhushana
                Oct 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                No, they have started watching Indian English News channels !!!
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                  Hymavathi gopal
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm
                  Kaashmeeram is a Sanskrit (Deva Nagari ) word For Kesar flower it is not an Arabic word or Urudu word and kaashmiris are converted muslims (by force) and how can they claim a hindu state to joined sthan???????? Rubbish argument.
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                    abd
                    Oct 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm
                    Keep repeating this but it is not going to change the reality.kashmiris want to get rid of india.They are more like Pak than indians.They will not remain with you whether you spend lacs of $ on their development.Face the reality.
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                      abd
                      Oct 11, 2016 at 9:33 pm
                      Keep repeating this but it is not going to change the reality.kashmiris want to get rid of india.They are more like Pak than indians.They will not remain with you whether you spend lacs of $ on their development.Face the reality.
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                        MEHMOOD BHANJI
                        Oct 11, 2016 at 7:37 pm
                        SAWUBONA! Yo. How did you know that? Opps now I know not too long ago your Spy Agency had captured on of the Spy Kabutar sent to Kashmir and that is how you found the the nefarious design of stan.Right.
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                          RK
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm
                          Kashmir including China Occupied and Pak Occupied is integral part of India. Getting the taken away parts of Kashmir in to Indian administration/control is the solution for Pak. China is worse enemy than Pak.
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                            Bir Chilarai
                            Oct 12, 2016 at 6:47 am
                            If stanis like Indian Express then Indians have made up their mind about the paper.
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                              Bir Chilarai
                              Oct 12, 2016 at 6:43 am
                              What stan says is of absolutely no importance. It is shunned by the w world as a pariah and beggar state except by other rouge states like China, North Korea and Turkey. Even UAE and Saudi are beginning to move away from it. stan is actually very close to breaking up as the 2-nation theory on which it was founded was proved false long ago by Bangladesh. Now it is happening again in Balochistan and even Sindh.
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                                Bir Chilarai
                                Oct 12, 2016 at 6:52 am
                                What is this "kashmiris"? The names Kashmir and Srinagar are Hindu as are Anantnag, Baramulla, Avantipur, Vaishnodevi, Amarnath etc. If you are referring to the few sunni muslims of the valley, please be advised that they have yet to pay for the rape, torture, murder and ethnic cleansing of Hindu Pandits with the help of stani thugs and pay they must and will. The area they represent is at best 10% of JandK state and they are only about 20% of the potion. You must give up your delusional thinking that India will give up even one inch of "Kashmir" which to us includes PoK, Jammu and Ladakh. Stop smoking charas.
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                                  Babu Rao
                                  Oct 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                                  its time to finish up the job left unfinished in 1971...
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                                    venkat traman
                                    Oct 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm
                                    Do not take seriously of these rants; Read, enjoy and retire to bed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;These clownish s will not 1. Tell the truth or face it , 2. Be objective and resolve issues.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There was no Kashmir problem in 1970s. or even 80s, Why now unless s want to create one ??
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                                      Mail Me
                                      Oct 11, 2016 at 6:42 pm
                                      The underlying reasons are not Kashmir, it is evil mentality of your rogue fauj, feudal lords and Mullahs. lt;br/gt;India doesn't look at your country as an honest and honourable negotiator till you fulfill all the outcomes of previous negotiations.
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                                        Nationalist
                                        Oct 12, 2016 at 6:49 am
                                        Its not anypone's father's news paper...its Indian news paper and we dont want porkistani braindead mo12rons to comment here....
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                                          Nationalist
                                          Oct 12, 2016 at 6:50 am
                                          all those kashmiris who are more with stan than India should either move to stan or be ready to die....
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                                            mklburg
                                            Oct 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm
                                            S READING A TEXT GIVEN TO THEM BY THEIR SO CALLED ALL WEATHER FRIEND CHINA, WHICH IS USING THEM WITHOUT EVEN SPENDING A PENNY. WAIT SOMETIME UNTIL THEY TURN AROUND AND START BLACKMAILING
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