India seeks counselor access to RAW spy Kulbhushan Yadav

07 Apr, 2016 3:14 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zarkaria has on Thursday said that India has sought counselor access to Research and Analysis Wing’s (RAW) spy Kulbhushan Yadav.

Addressing the weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Nafees Zakaria said that Pakistan is considering Indian application on counselor’s access under 2008 agreement.

He said that fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington has appreciated Pakistan’s national nuclear security regime, command and control system, rigorous regulatory regime and comprehensive export controls.

The spokesman said that there is increased understanding at the international level of Pakistan’s genuine concerns regarding rapidly growing Indian conventional and nuclear capabilities and their offensive military designs such as cold start doctrine.

Zakaria said that Pakistan is ready to discuss arms control with India and our proposal of strategic restraint regime can provide basis for mutually agreed restraint measures and avoidance of unnecessary arms race in the region.

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