Pakistan Developed Tactical Nuclear Weapons to ‘Deter’ India, Says Top Official

Washington:  Justifying its growing arsenal of nuclear weapons, Pakistan yesterday said it has developed them to “deter” a possible attack from India after it built infrastructure near border areas to help launch quick response in case of war.

“Our nuclear programme is one dimensional: stopping Indian aggression before it happens. It is not for starting a war. It is for deterrence,” Pakistan Foreign Secretary, Aizaz Chaudhry told a news briefing ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s US trip to hold talks with President Barack Obama. Continue reading