India’s arms deal with US a hurdle in way of peace, says senator


ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the Senate standing committee on defence production, retired Lt Gen Abdul Qayyum, has said that India’s arms deal with the United States can create a big hurdle in the way of regional peace because it will trigger an arms race.

“India is using the entire lot of mechanised arms and attack formations procured under the deal at Pakistan’s eastern border,” he said. “(In response) we have strengthened our tactical nuclear capability, attracting attention of the world which has recognised Pakistan to be number three in this field after Russia and America.”