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Pakistan foreign minister criticises Rajnath Singh’s No First Use nuclear policy remark

Shah Mahmood Qureshi says substance and timing of Singh's statement shows India's 'irresponsible & belligerent' behaviour.

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Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has criticised as “irresponsible” and “unfortunate” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s remarks that India has always adhered to its “no first use policy on nuclear weapons but what happens in the future will depend on circumstances .

Singh’s remarks on nuclear weapons came after he visited Pokhran where India carried out the nuclear tests in 1998 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister.

“The substance and timing of Indian defence minister is highly unfortunate and shows India irresponsible and belligerent behaviour,” Qureshi said.

“Pakistan will continue to maintain minimum credible deterrence,” he said.

The statement of Indian defence ministers showed his “folly”, he said.

Qureshi’s remarks came amidst tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The UN Security Council took up the issue of Kashmir in informal consultations. Pakistan has claimed it as big success.

The meeting on Kashmir by the Security Council ended without any outcome or statement from the powerful 15-nation UN organ, dealing a huge snub to Pakistan and its all-weather ally China to internationalise the issue, which an overwhelming majority stressed is a bilateral matter between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Qureshi said the UNSC meeting showed that the people of Kashmir were not alone.

He also rejected the idea of any conversation with Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.

Also read: Kashmir off the table, Modi govt now wants revised ‘talking points’ with Pakistan


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  1. Arre but your Paki Minister just threatened India with a FINAL war. And Rajnath Singh agreed… it will be a Final war for Pakistan and it will be erased off the map…. sounds nice to so many nations that dont trust you ever.

  2. Pakistan is always warning India with their Nuclear Arsenal but we remain silent these many years.

    Recently the PM of Pakistan speak foolishly again and our Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks about changing our policy in using Nuclear Weapons…then Pakistanis are so scared. Pakistanis can’t sleep peacefully anymore…all their leaders started crying

  3. No first use is a instrument for India in NPT discussions, and CTBT compulsions. Our policy makers mention this as a responsible user declaration. Indeed we succeeded in many inyernational platform meetings in our favour by no first use policy , eg securing fuel supplies , transfer of technology …..etc despite we are not signatory for CTBT .
    This kind of provocative statements has far reaching implications .Don’t view Nuclear power only in the context of Pakistan . We have several civilian uses and long-term projects and strategies built around it .
    We have capability entire world knows it. And no country leaves any chance to protect when its soverenity , securiry is at stake . Any body use what ever they have strength . And in war scenario everything is right as long as you win , as the sole objective is to win.
    There was no need for this kind of conflict escalating statements .We seen world is more inclined towards us as per UNSC closed door meeting reports in media .This kind of statements make few countries to rethink on their strategy .

  4. महमूद कुरैशी। झूठों का पुलिंदा। आप मेहरबानी करके इसकी सियासी टाईम लाईन देखें और दिखाये , आपके पास सोर्स है ।थूक कर चाटने और तलवे सहलाने और घड़ियाली आंसू बहाने में सबसे आगे! ये सब नाकाम कठपुतलियां पाकिस्तानी सेना के इशारे पर नाचती,गाती है,इनका अपना कोई वजूद नहीं है।

    असली कहानी शुरू होती है कमर बाजवा को सेनापति बनाने के ,,नवाज शरीफ ,के गलत फैसले से बिल्कुल ऐसे ही जैसे भुट्टो ने परवेज़ मुशर्रफ़ को अपना समझ के सेनाध्यक्ष बनाया। भुट्टो का अंजाम सबको मालूम है, नवाज शरीफ का अंजाम भी यही होगा, दुनिया की आंखों में धूल झोंकने के लिये
    डेमोक्रेसी के लबादे के पीछे ,सेना इंतजार कर रही है अपनी ताकत के लिये।

    ज्यादा लम्बा समय नहीं है, इमरान खान के पास ,इसे दुनिया और पाकिस्तानी अवाम के सामने नकाराऔर कमजोर दिखाया जायेगा,हर जगह इसे जानबूझ कर फेल किया जायेगा ,और आखिर में ,,गो नियाजी,,,गो का रास्ता दिखा ,, पंजाबी ,फौजी लौबी वापसी करेगी। एक और ,, मार्शल लॉ, पाकिस्तान के नसीब में है,पर उस पर भारी पड़ेंगे आतंकवादी संगठन,कारण भी साफ है अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति का चुनावी वादा था , अफगानिस्तान से अपनी फौजौ की सही सलामत वापसी। सेना इमरान खान के कंधे पर बंदूक रखकर इस मामले में अमेरिका से मोल भाव करेंगी,और उसे एक हद तक मानना भी पड़ सकता है पर C I Aअपने खेल ,, अफगानिस्तान और पाकिस्तान में खेल रही ही उसका क्या अंजाम होता है?यह वक्त बताएगा और इसी पर भारत और पाकिस्तान के सम्बन्ध बने और बिगड़ेंगे, अच्छे की उम्मीद कम है।
    इस कलाकार की हर पिक्चर फ्लाप हो चुकी है, ।

  5. It was India which self declared no first use policy on nuclear weapons. Pakistan never adopted that policy and always keep reminding the threat of nuclear power. Now one word of right to change no first use policy is sending shivers to Pakistan. Itna gabhrathe ho tho, ched chad aur itni akkdad kyon?

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