India, Pak have upset N-balance: Hillary

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Washington, Apr 11: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that India and Pakistan have pursued nuclear weapons "in a way that has upset the balance of nuclear deterrent."

Speaking at the University of Louisville, Clinton said, "There are three pillars to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. One is disarmament, one is nonproliferation, and one is the peaceful use of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy for civil nuclear purposes."

"So the United States will continue to demonstrate its willingness, in concert with Russia, because we have so many more weapons than any of the other countries -- you know, by a very, very big margin," she said.

Clinton further said, "Other countries that have pursued nuclear weapons - like India and Pakistan, for example -- have done so in a way that has upset the balance of nuclear deterrence."

"That was why the United States was working with both countries very hard to try to make sure that their nuclear stockpiles are well tended to, and that they participate with us in trying to limit the number of nuclear weapons," she added.

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