India has cast fresh doubts on Pakistan’s nuclear programme saying its distrust in the security of its neighbour’s atomic assets was not evaporating any time soon, The Indian Express reported on Saturday.
“We have very little confidence that their nuclear programmes are secure or will stay safe,” an unnamed source cited by the newspaper said when asked about the security of atomic materials in Pakistan.
The possibility of “insider threat” was the prime concern among the Indian establishment and building capacities would be the key element in India’s pitch at the Nuclear Security Summit, which begins on Monday.
The source cautioned that the fissile material could get into the hands of terrorists, who could use it to make bombs.
They said an insider could be a person having legitimate reason to hold and control nuclear materials but who could also do the same for illegitimate purposes.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2012.
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