New Delhi, Nov 23: Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday, Nov 23 expressed serious concerns over Pakistan nuclear arsenal safety.
"Threat of nuclear weapons falling in wrong hands remains an area of serious concern and consequences of such a situation are unimaginable," he said while addressing a seminar 'Changing Nature of Conflict: Trends and Responses'.
Antony said the recent terror-related incidents in Pakistan and Afghanistan have "thrust South Asia into a sub-conventional conflict and instability."
Speaking on the occasion, Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor said South Asia along with West Asia has emerged as "one of the epicentres of conflict and instability."
"Territorial disputes, provocation by proxy wars, religious fundamentalism, radical extremism, ethnic tensions and socio-economic disparities are the hallmarks of South Asia," he added.