Pakistan on Saturday hit out at India for expressing what it called “self-serving” concern about the safety of its nuclear weapons.
Responding to comments made by Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao about the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons after a suicide attack at the Kamra aeronautical complex on Friday, the Foreign Ministry here asked New Delhi to “stop its opportunistic propaganda against Pakistan.”
“Such remarks are evidently self-serving and integral to India’s efforts to seek unilateral advantage at the cost of regional strategic stability by its feverish militarisation and working on dangerous military doctrines,” it said in a statement.
The statement also obliquely raised questions — saying it did not want to — about India’s own nuclear safety, and alleged New Delhi was engaged in clandestine efforts to make “weapons of mass destruction.”
“Pakistan has refrained from commenting on India’s own record on nuclear safety and security and its overt and covert endeavours to build its WMD programmes,” it said.
Instead of “finger-pointing,” the Foreign Ministry said, “India should accept [Pakistan’s] proposal for promoting regional strategic restraint regime and work with Pakistan to promote strategic stability in South Asia.”