`India should not have reservations over US arms aid to Pak`

Pakistan Friday said that India should not have any reservations that the weapons and military aid received by Islamabad from the US will be used against it.

Updated: May 07, 2010, 20:26 PM IST

Lahore: Pakistan Friday said that India
should not have any reservations that the weapons and military
aid received by Islamabad from the US will be used against it.

"The cooperation we have (with the US) is to enhance
Pakistan`s capacity for counter-terrorism. They (India) should
not have any reservations that these weapons will be used
against them," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told
reporters at the airport in this eastern city.

His remarks comes hours after Indian Defence Minister
A K Antony cautioned the US against providing military aid to
Pakistan on the ground that such weapons could be diverted to
target India.

"If they (weapons) are used, it will be against
terrorists and terrorist networks that are causing insecurity
in Pakistan and the region. They (India) should not have
reservations of any kind," he said in response to a question
on the Indian Defence Minister`s remarks.

Antony told reporters in New Delhi that India had
conveyed to the US its concerns about the transfer of military
equipment to Pakistan.

"Even though the US is giving equipment to Pakistan to
fight against the Taliban, we feel there is every possibility
of (Pakistan) diverting most of them to the Indian borders,"
Antony said.

PTI