Nuclear Proliferation Linkages Have Pakistan Fingerprints, Says India

Hitting out at Pakistan, India said at the United Nations that nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear ‘Pakistan fingerprints’. Siddhartha Nath, Counsellor, Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, said, “The biggest threat to peace and stability comes from active promotion of terrorism and the unbridled expansion of fissile material production and delivery systems for nuclear weapons under the shadow of a deeply disturbing and deeply entrenched nexus between state entities and non-state actors.”

Nath made the remarks as part of India’s Right of Reply to Pakistan, which had raised the Kashmir issue at an October 10 session of UN First Committee. He further said that the international community must stand united against those whose persistent violations increase nuclear threat and proliferation risks.