Pakistan claims India is building a “Secret Nuclear City”, refuting the allegations MEA says it’s baseless

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On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria while addressing a press conference claimed that India is building a secret nuclear city.

Zakaria also allegedly accused India of assembling a stockpile of nuclear weapons which threatens to weaken the strategic balance of power in south Asia.

Following the remark, External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup responded by calling neighboring country’s allegation as “baseless” and said with these remarks Pakistan is trying to divert the attention from the real issue of terrorism.

He asserted “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret city appears to be a figment of Pakistan imagination. India has always been in compliance with all its international obligations. This is a very strange statement coming from a country that does not have a separation plan and has a strong record of proliferation which is well known to the world.

“India has very different credentials. So, clearly this shows a lack of comprehension. Furthermore, there is no doubt that this is a diversionary tactic by Pakistan which aims to deflect attention from the real issue at hand the continued state sponsorship of terrorism by Pakistan and its harboring of internationally designated terrorists.”

 

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