India has demanded that world should pay heed to Pakistan-North Korea nuclear-missile nexus and urged the international community to act decisively against those involved in such deals.
Amandeep Singh Gill, India’s principal disarmament affairs diplomat, put forth India’s case in the General Assembly’s Committee on Disarmament.
He also expressed concerns about proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies, which has adversely impacted India’s national security.
Although he did not name Pakistan, the implications of the remark were clear in the context of Pyongyang’s nuclear tests.
The two countries have traded missile technology for nuclear know-how with Islamabad’s top atomic scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan playing a key role.
Pakistan’s nuclear-for-missile technologies cooperation going back to at least the 1990s has been confirmed by United States officials and documented by US and international media.
Gill’s statement follows India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s call last month for an investigation into the nuclear-for-missile ties between those two countries.
when she participated in a tri-lateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.>