India's 'massive' arms build up will jeopardise regional balance: Pak

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Rawalpindi, Jan.14 (ANI): Expressing concern over the alleged 'massive' arms build up by India, Pakistan's National Command Authority (NCA) has said that New Delhi could jeopardise the regional balance by such moves.

The NCA blamed India for rejecting Pakistan's proposal for maintaining a strategic restraint regime in South Asia.

A press release issued after the meeting said that India's massive inductions of advanced weapon systems, build up of nuclear arsenal and delivery systems could to destabilise regional balance.

"This relentless pursuit of military preponderance will have severe consequences for peace and security in South Asia, as well as for the Indian Ocean region. Pakistan cannot be oblivious to these developments," The News quoted the statement, as saying.

The NCA also took note of remarks made in India that it was cable of conducting conventional military operations under a nuclear umbrella terming it as an 'irresponsible' statement.

"Such irresponsible statements reflected a hegemonic mindset, oblivious of dangerous implications of adventurism in a nuclearised context," the statement said. (ANI)

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