A Pakistani think tank has said that a Western think tank’s proposals for mainstreaming Pakistan’s nuclear programme were discriminatory, aiming to maximise India’s security.
The Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) on Monday rejected suggestions made by Western think tanks about Pakistan’s nuclear programme.
Strategic Vision Institute (SVI) President Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, a specialist in strategic affairs, while responding to proposals made by Washington-based think tanks, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), for mainstreaming Pakistan nuclear programme said that the recommendations were discriminatory because they aim to limit Pakistan’s nuclear capabilities, besides freezing the range of ballistic missiles.
The CEIP and the Stimson Centre has recently published a report urging Pakistan to shift declaratory policy from full spectrum to strategic deterrence. The report’s authors are currently visiting Pakistan and would be speaking at number of think tanks where they would be discussing their proposals.
Dr Zafar Khan and Dr Rizwana Abbasi, from National Defense University spoke about the full spectrum deterrence saying the National Command Authority (NCA) was clear that the full spectrum deterrence was to plug gaps in deterrence and address all forms of aggressions.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 10th, 2015.
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