Dr. Muhammad Khan (IR Expert)
India must realize that any misadventure between two nuclear states can result into massive catastrophe. Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and follows the policy of minimum deterrence. India must refrain from any misadventure. Nuclear capability ensures the defence of the country against any aggression and hostility. India’s hegemonic designs are based on military and strategic miscalculations. India has nefarious agenda to destabilize Pakistan. We have shown to the world that Pakistan is capable enough to give befitting response to any misadventure. Pakistan has always retaliated India’s war mongering posture with a mature and balanced approach. Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are in safe hands.
Lt Gen (Retd) Raza Muhammad Khan (Defence Analyst)
Pakistan’s defence policy should not be considered as its weakness. Pakistan’s nuclear program is purely defensive. The United States is supporting India to counter China and Pakistan in the region. The United States also wants India to be the part of Nuclear Suppliers Group which is against the interest of regional countries. Pakistani forces are determined to make all necessary measures for self defence. Pakistan has so for demonstrated patience and the world has also endorsed Pakistan’s wish for peace and its intentions to resolve all outstanding issues with India through dialogue.
Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal (IR Expert)
Pakistan and India are nuclear states. DG ISPR clearly mentioned that any use of nuclear arms is not in the interest of both countries. Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and its nuclear weapons are for peace. India deployed nuclear submarine few days ago which is violation of international laws. Western countries have adopted double standards for India and Pakistan. India is the largest importer of arms and weapons from Russia.
Brig (Retd) Said Nazir (Defence Analyst)
The countries exporting weapons to India should make sure that it will not disturb the balance of power in the region. Pakistan is against an arms race in the region but on the other hand India is increasing its defence budget every year and has become the largest buyer of arms and weapons in the world.
Maj Gen (Retd) Ijaz Awan (Defence Analyst)
India has never signed the Nuclear Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty. Its non-adherent attitude has weakened its case for the membership of NSG, resultantly many NSG group members showed reservations over its candidacy for the NSG. Pakistan has a stance if India can be the member of NSG then Pakistan also qualifies for the membership. DG ISPR has rightly represented Pakistan’s stance that nuclear capability eliminates the possibility of conventional war between India and Pakistan. Islamabad also acknowledges Moscow’s importance in regional processes.