WASHINGTON: India and Pakistan need to make progress in reducing their nuclear arsenal and ensure they do not "continually move in the wrong direction" while developing military doctrines, US President Barack Obama said on Friday.
"One of the challenges that we're going to have here is that it is very difficult to see huge reductions in our nuclear arsenal unless the United States and Russia, as the two largest possessors of nuclear weapons, are prepared to lead the way," Obama said.
"The other area where I think we need to see progress is Pakistan and India, that subcontinent, making sure that as they develop military doctrines, that they are not continually moving in the wrong direction," he told a press conference at the end of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit here.
The US President also said that North Korea poses the "most immediate set of concerns for all of us".
India will scale down her arsenel of nuclear weapons, but who can vouch for Pakistan's commitment to do the same. It is difficult to trust an unreliable partner.
How about reduction in F16 to pak
Funny, amusing and irresponsible to ask peace loving India to reduce its small defensive arsenal of nuclear heads.
India must ask US to stop equating India with Pakistan since US knows all too well that it is Pakistan that is increasing its nuclear weapons stock pile by leaps & bounds.
India must also refuse Obama’s call to reduce its nuclear arsenal, sighting the combined threat of Pakistani and Chinese nuclear weapons as well as their military synchronization
Dinesh Kumar Gupta
India still has fewer strategic nukes than pakistan and no tactical ones.Obama is speaking from his middle name.
First reduce your nuclear arsenal, then you advice other countries.
20 hours ago
how about his own.
pak is unstable not India
Jayesh A Patel
Do not trust US learn from China be independent in all aspects
U worry abt ur own house US
Mind ur own business
First let USA set an example and thus reduce US's Nuclear arsenal and also request Russia to follow it and after that you can ask Pakistan to obey your request which meant that India will do nit gracefully and my query is Will USA can order to the Terror Pakistan to reduce the Nuclear arsenal and will you succeed is the ?????