KARACHI: Foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry has said that the country has made low-yield nuclear weapons to deal with India's cold-start doctrine that Pakistan claims was developed by Indian military for use in a possible war with the neighbouring nation.
It is the first time that a senior Pakistani official has given an explanation of the country's decision to make tactical nuclear weapons, renaming it as the country's proactive strategy, the Dawn reported.
Chaudhry also said that Pakistan would not sign any nuclear deal with the United States during Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit.
Sharif will hold a meeting with US President Barack Obama on October 22.
US reports have said that the Obama administration is trying to persuade Pakistan to sign a nuclear deal, which will enable Islamabad to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group if it agrees to accept certain restrictions on its nuclear programme.
Chaudhry said that Pakistan's nuclear programme was not for starting a war but for deterrence.
ismail • 1 hour ago
we Indians do not require any nukes to combat with Pak. If only our URIN* collection is diverted to that country there will be a huge Flood
This kind of threatening is not new for India, they know very well if they will use such kind of thing against India, India will give befitting reply
Those dogs which bark, usually do not bite..
frog in a well - what else to expect from it?
I am so proud of Pakistan. My Pakistan.
PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!!! ALLAH O AKBAR !!!
Pakistan will destroy themselves with those nuclear weapons
Yeah, until then they can eat grass.
Lets play cricket. .......and listen to their singers
In future ,If really it happens no paki will live to see . Pakistan Totally vanish from world map
look who is talking. you pakis can't afford to manufacture a pin, always depended on Word Bank for funds talks about nuclear war. u paki beggars, u try this us. then will show u. will kill u like dogs in our street.
It is very funny. At one end Pakistan is not signing nuclear deal with U S and at other end it is pleading U S for help to solve Kashmir issue
Gouri Sh Gouda
& some still want to play cricket with them!
Actually they are all lies,Pakistan has no nukes