WASHINGTON: US defence secretary Ashton Carter has termed India "a responsible nuclear state", saying Pakistan's "history of nuclear weapons is entangled in tensions" and that the US was working with Islamabad to ensure stability.
"The landscape of nuclear weapons has changed in the last 25 years," Carter said on Tuesday at a conference on 'Sustaining Nuclear Deterrence' at the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, US.
"Pakistan's nuclear weapons are entangled in a history of tension, and while they are not a threat to the United States directly, we work with Pakistan to ensure stability," he added. Carter said while the US had not done much to boost Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, other countries had. He, however, praised India for showing responsible behaviour with its nuclear technology. Talking about China, he said Beijing "conducts itself professionally in the nuclear arena, despite growing its arsenal in both quality and quantity".
India should invest more in our already successfully tested Anti Ballistic missiles.
Only thing Pakistan can boast is their stolen Nuclear technology by A.Q. Khan.
If we make them meaningless, Pak wille be on par with Somalia or South Sudan. (Pakistan is already on its way to become one anyway).
Well said. They are day dreaming to sit and eat with the INDIA on the same table.
Nuclear weapons of Pakis’ have to be dismantled first.
Wow Americans! You guys are realising this now?!
Though late, but it seems that the United States has finally recognized how dangerous the nuclear armed rogue nation Pakistan is. Things would have been different had they (Americans) recognized it about 25 years ago,
For Pakistan it is water bomb bigger than nuclear bomb
The statement is ironical specially when it was the US which had been providing billions of dollars to Pakistan to purchase the same Nuclear weapons. US has a history of siding with country from which it stands to gain most , definitely India is on the ascendency and hence such statements , but we do not need any certifications as such from the US
India always want peace with its neighbors..
Hats off to Mr. Modi for his untiring efforts to gain international support
And still US of A provides financial aid to Pakistan
US only makes statement sometimes in favor of India and sometimes in Pakistan;the ground reality is it want both us to make WAR
Now U S realised tha India is a responsible Country. Stop all funds to Pak