Nuclear deal talks: Consider Pak’s nuclear proliferation record, says India

It is understood that Pakistan had pushed India for a meeting between their Foreign Ministers as a pre-condition for talks between their National Security Advisors which was turned down by the Indian side.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 9, 2015 8:09 am
India, Pakistan, US, US Pak nuclear deal, Indo US pact, Vikas Swarup, Pakistan US nuclear deal, Pak's proliferation, UN General Assembly, India latest news Pakistan’s track record is completely different so we hope that will be taken into account in making any such decision,” Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup said.

With reports of the US considering a nuclear agreement with Pakistan emerging, New Delhi on Thursday asked for Islamabad’s proliferation track record to be kept in mind.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “We’ve seen these reports and it is not for the first time this issue has surfaced. Whosoever is examining that particular dossier should be well aware of Pakistan’s track record in the area of proliferation. When India got this particular deal it was on the basis of our own impeccable non-proliferation track record.”

“That is the reason the US gave us 123 Agreement in 2005 and that is why we got a NSG waiver in 2008. Pakistan’s track record is completely different, so we hope that will be taken into account in making any such decision,” he said, while responding to questions on the proposed US-Pakistan nuclear pact. Swarup’s remark was an oblique reference to Pakistan scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, who supplied nuclear technology to countries like North Korea.

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On whether Pakistan had asked India for a meeting between the two foreign ministers along with NSAs’ meeting, as proposed by India on the sidelines of the UNGA, he said, “Yes. There was an issue of sequencing.” Pakistan reportedly pushed India for a meeting between the foreign ministers as a pre-condition for NSA talks, which was turned down by the Indian side.

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  1. L
    Oct 8, 2015 at 9:55 pm
    Indo-US nuclear agreement is a DUD for the second time. First by Manmohan Singh in 2008 and second by Modi in 2015. Last month GE pulled out of any nuclear cooperation. So India is more worried about stan advancing than India. "A typical brahmin policy."No body else should advance other than themselves. Now India got fire in its belly. This will lead India to venture into all sorts of trouble making to stan. Another typical brahmin policy of PERVERSION. At the end of the day, India will be A LOOSER.
    1. K
      Oct 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm
      Why see track record of stan, see Indian track record in atrocities also
      1. J
        Oct 9, 2015 at 3:18 am
        Incompetence of brahmins AND brahmin incompetants AND perennially incompetent brahmins appointed as heads of DRDO, HAL, ADA,NPCI will only result in perennially begging for technology. Pokran thermo nuclear test has been proved beyond doubt as A DUD by the scientist in charge of measuring the yield. brahmins are only fit to aid criminals and they are purest of pure communists for they strongly believe that there is no penance for all the criminal activity they carry on throughout their life. Only if there is God will there be any account of their crimes. Get rid of just two inhuman groups in the world. One is brahmins and the other is the place where brahmins migrated from.
        1. V
          Oct 8, 2015 at 10:38 pm
          Last time they were bombed and lost Twin towers this time they will be nuked. America is getting back what it is giving to world by arming terrorists
          1. Kannan Kannan
            Oct 9, 2015 at 4:18 am
            What are you talking about? why bring a community issue in this news?
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