Sharif says India arms buildup compels Pakistan countermeasures


Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday Pakistan would be forced to take “countermeasures” to deter against any attacks, given a major arms buildup by neighbouring India and its refusal to resume talks over Kashmir.

“While refusing dialogue, India is engaged in a major arms buildup, regrettably with the active assistance of several powers,” Sharif said in a speech to the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington.