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By bringing India on board, it's a slap in the face of the entire non-proliferation regime

Pakistan expresses its concern over growing strategic ties between India and the United States (US), a day after the two countries signed a number of agreements for security cooperation during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US. An American company will build six nuclear reactors in India under an agreement announced after a White House meeting between Indian and US leaders. The United States also recognized India as a “major defence partner”, on a par with America’s closest allies, for defence-related trade and technology transfers. It is the first deal since the two countries signed a landmark civil nuclear deal in 2008. The deal marked a significant step in removing obstacles to the sale of nuclear reactors and fuel to India.

Advisor to PM says US approaches Pakistan only when it needs it

Addressing a press conference at the Foreign Office the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says that the US approaches Pakistan whenever it needs it, and abandons it when it doesn't need Pakistan. He said, “Pakistan will convey its concerns to US over the latest issues in the bilateral ties.”  

Pakistan has made enormous efforts to combat terrorism: Chinese Foreign Ministry

Pakistan has made enormous efforts to combat terrorism and support the Afghan reconciliation process. This was stated by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson. He said international community should fully recognize and respect Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity. He said Quadrilateral Coordination Group has been formed to create enabling conditions for the Afghan reconciliation process and all relevant parties should pull together for that goal.

Analysts 

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal (Senior Analyst): 

“China will definitely support Pakistan for the membership of NSG, if United States is supporting India. India and Pakistan have not signed NPT and, therefore, both these countries are not technically qualified for the membership of this group. The US is openly supporting India in this regard. If India is given the membership of NSG, it will be an unfair act because it will promote an arms race and destabilize the balance of power in the region. United States supports India for the sake of its national interests. India is a big market for American products and New Delhi is a big buyer of US defense products. Washington also wants to use India to contain China.”

Lt Gen (Retd) Amjad Shoaib (Defense Analyst): 

"Pakistan has expressed its concern over growing strategic ties between India and the United States. Pakistan needs to raise this issue on all international forums. Supporting India is part of policies of the United States to keep its dominance in South Asian region. The US with the support of India is promoting an arms race that will definitely destabilize the balance of power in the region. United States wants to utilize India for countering China.”


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