Pakistan sends a clear message to India over ballistic missiles and Air Defence system induction

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Pakistan sends a clear message to India over ballistic missiles and Air Defence system induction

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan sends a clear message to India over ballistic missiles and Air Defence system induction.

When asked about the induction of S-400 Air Defense system by India , Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan has repeatedly expressed concerns over the induction of ballistic missile defense system in our region.

She said such destabilizing systems can undermine regional stability and may lead to an unnecessary arms race. She said Pakistan has proposed discussion on a strategic restraint regime for South Asia which includes the proposal to avoid the induction of the destabilizing weapons.

The spokesperson said the induction of ballistic missile defense system by India should not lead to any false sense of security and any misadventure since Pakistan has the technological capability to ensure the continued efficacy of its deterrence.

She expressed the confidence that extra regional countries will be mindful of the legitimate security concerns of Pakistan.

To a question, the spokesperson reiterated support for one China Policy saying there is only one China and Taiwan is part of it.

Responding to a question, the spokesperson said Pakistan has taken a whole range of steps to meet the requirements of the FATF. He said we remain closely engaged with the FATF members including the United States.

Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan welcomes US President Donald Trump's mediation offer on Kashmir dispute and hoped these will be translated into some actions.

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