New Delhi: India on Wednesday acknowledged it was aware of reports that Pakistan had given a fresh impetus to the development of its nuclear weapons programme.
To a question on Pakistan`s nuclear weapons
development activity, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said the government has seen a report of Institute of Science and International Security Washington on the basis of newly obtained satellite imagery
which suggested a step-up in the pace of nuclear weapons
development activity in the neighbouring country.
Asserting that it is necessary to have an environment
free of terror if Indo-Pak relations are to move forward
"concretely and meaningfully", he said India expects Pakistan
to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks to justice,
unravel the full conspiracy behind the strikes, fulfill its
commitment to dismantle the terror infrastructure and to deny
sanctuary to all terrorist groups which operate from its soil.
However, he maintained that even after the Mumbai
attacks, though the Composite Dialogue process was paused, the
door for dialogue with Pakistan was never closed.