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
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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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