US decision to sell air defence weapon system to India ‘disturbing’: Pakistan

The decision of the US to sell an integrated air-defence system to India was "disturbing" and would further destabilise an already volatile region said Pakistan.

Feb 13, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump

Islamabad: The decision of the US to sell an integrated air-defence system to India was "disturbing" and would further destabilise an already volatile region said Pakistan.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui, addressing the weekly briefing, said the sale of such “sophisticated weapons to India will disturb the strategic balance in South Asia with security implications for Pakistan and the region”.

“The defence relations between the US and India are contributing to the destabilisation of peace and security in South Asia.”

Referring to India’s belligerent policies, the spokesperson stressed that the international community is fully aware of India’s hostile stance against Pakistan, The Express Tribune reported.

“South Asia cannot afford an arms race and conflict. It is therefore incumbent upon the international community to prevent destabilisation of the region,” she said.

“India has committed two hundred and seventy-two ceasefire violations since the start of this year. As a result of which three civilians have embraced martyrdom and twenty-five others sustained serious injuries," The Express Tribune quoted Aisha Farooqui as saying.