NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reacted very sharply of the US mulling a nuclear deal with Pakistan. The deal centers around a civilian nuclear agreement similar to the one the United States arrived at with India, in exchange for a Pakistani commitment that would “restrict its nuclear program to weapons and delivery systems that are appropriate to its actual defense needs against India’s nuclear threat.”
India replied that anyone considering a nuke pact should first see Islamabad’s proliferation track record.India also said that We have seen these reports and it is not for the first time this issue has surfaced. Whosoever is examining that particular fact should be well aware of Pakistan’s track record in the area of proliferation. And when India got this particular deal it was on the basis of our own impeccable non-proliferation track record.