"The Indian Navy, in order to fulfill its nefarious designs, was deploying submarines. The Pakistan Navy, alert and using its extreme skill, prevented Indian submarines from entering Pakistani waters. Pakistan Navy fleet units detected the presence of Indian submarines in the southern parts of Pakistani waters, mimicked their behaviour and restricted their activity. This is proof of Pakistan Navy's extremely skilled anti-submarine warfare unit. The Pakistan Navy is fully prepared to defend its borders and capable of responding to any aggression befittingly.": Naval Spokesman

FO Weekly News Briefing- Pakistan establishes itself as a serious candidate for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers' Group

Nafees Zakariya expressed confidence that members of the NSG would bear in mind the preserving credibility of the NSG as a rule-based organization. Increasing number of countries is following non-discriminatory approach and avoiding any formula to favour a specific country. There is also growing recognition of the fact that 2008 exemption to India neither benefited non-proliferation regime nor objective of strategic stability in South Asia.

Pakistan believes the ambiguous No First Use Declaration is not verifiable and amounts to nothing

It can't be a substitute for verifiable arms control and restraint measures proposed by Pakistan's standing offer of Strategic Restraint Regime. Statement by Defence Minister of a country that repeatedly and constantly heightens tension and with aggressive posture should be a matter of concern not just for countries of the region but also a threat to global peace and security. Signing of nuclear deals by some countries is a matter of concern as it is only reinforcing arrogance and belligerence with which India conducts itself in the region and beyond.

Analysts on Phone:

Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum                  (Senator, PML-N)

Shahid Amin                                        (Former Ambassador)

Dr. Azhar Ahmed                                 (Retired Commodore)

Dr. Maria Sultan                                   (Expert on World/Defence Affairs)

Dr. Farooq Hasnat                                (Expert on World Affairs)

Host: Abdul Rehman Cheema

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