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Responding to a question regarding an article published by Dr. Parvez Hoodbhoy, the Spokesman stated that the opening sentence of the article is not only incorrect but also misleading. The sentence says “That Pakistan may first use nuclear weapons in a future war with India was announced last week by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry”. The Spokesman clarified that the Foreign Secretary had stated that Pakistan’s nuclear capability has been developed to deter aggression by India. This capability is for deterrence and to prevent war. India is using its conventional advantage to create space for war while Pakistan’s nuclear deterrence is intended to prevent and eliminate that space for war.

4 November 2015

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