The NSS has drawn varying kinds of criticisms from the participating states as well as from some observers
Deterrence value of nuclear weapons can help both states get out tactical weed and concentrate on strategic issues.
Pakistan spends $1 billion in oil imports per 1,000 MW, which is not cost-effective. Nuclear energy can reduce burden.
It is ironic that Pakistan has to resort to developing weapons of peace (short-range ballistic missiles).
Pakistan can freeze its stocks unlike India, negotiate a treaty on future production or let Indian stockpile grow.
"Afghanistan is a means to accomplish our top mission, which is to kill al Qaeda and secure Pakistan’s nukes."
The history of Pakistan-India crises shows that India engages in chest-beating in moments of Pakistan’s weakness.
Does blocking negotiations over the vaunted fissile material treaty serve any purpose for Pakistan?
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