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Pakistan says India has material to make 2,600 nuclear weapons

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, May 18, IRNA -- Pakistan said that India has material to make 2,600 nuclear weapons which has serious implications for strategic stability in South Asia and national security of Pakistan.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad said that India's fastest growing nuclear program is a matter of concern for Pakistan.

He said Pakistan has been highlighting the risk of diversion by India to imported nuclear fuel, equipment and technology that it received under the civil nuclear accord and 2008 energy waiver by Nuclear Suppliers Group.

The spokesperson urged NSG members to consider risks involved in transfer of nuclear material to India and its NSG membership bid.

To a question he said that joint survey of some villages on Pakistan-Afghanistan border has been completed and a decision about reopening of the border would be taken on the basis of its outcome.

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