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Foreign Office says Pakistan against arms race in region

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal on Thursday said Pakistan had emphatically stated that it is against arms race in the region. "The countries which are providing weapons to India should make sure that their assistance does not disturb balance of power in the region," he said while commenting on recent India-Russia air defense system deal during weekly news briefing in Islamabad. He however also made it clear that Pakistani nation and the armed forces were fully ready to respond to any…

After landslide re-election, Russia’s Putin tells West: I don’t want arms race

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a softer tone towards the West on Monday after winning his biggest ever election victory, saying he had no desire for an arms race and would do everything he could to resolve differences with other countries. Putin’s victory, which comes at a time when his relations with the West are on a hostile trajectory, will extend his political dominance of Russia by six years to 2024. That will make him the longest-serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and has raised…

Kremlin says no interest in US arms race in ‘invincible weapons’ row

MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Friday said Russia will not be part of a new arms race as the United States and NATO voiced concern over Vladimir Putin's boasts of new "invincible" weapons. Putin stunned the West -- and many in Russia -- on Thursday by using his state of the nation address to unveil a new arsenal of hypersonic weapons and submarines less than three weeks before an election is expected to extend his rule until 2024. The revelations came with ties between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows over the Syria…

Arms race in South Asia will affect regional peace, says Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said that arms race in South Asia will affect regional peace, ARY News reported on Thursday. In a media briefing, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that the foreign office went through the media reports of India deploying its Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at the Line of Control (LoC) for surveillance. Zakaria said, "Even though defence cooperation between India and United States is their bilateral affair, an arms race in the region will affect the regional peace." He further said…

Pakistan not in favour of any arms race in South Asia, says Tehmina Janjua

UNITED NATIONS: Pointing fingers towards India, Pakistan on Friday voiced concerns over the growing accumulation of conventional armaments in unpredictable regions like South Asia, suggesting it would fuel insecurity and jeopardise in the fine regional balance. “South Asia is a sensitive region where one state’s military spending grossly and vastly out-shadows all others,” Tehmina Janjua, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva told the General Assembly’s Disarmament and International Security…