Tactical N-weapons are here to stay, says adviser


ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the National Command Authority (NCA) retired Lt Gen Khalid Ahmed Kidwai said on Friday that Pakistan would continue its tactical nuclear weapons programme despite concerns in the West.

“We are not apologetic about the development of tactical nuclear weapons. They are here to stay and provide the third (tactical) element of our full-spectrum deterrence,” Gen Kidwai said during a lecture at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad.