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Pakistan expresses concerns over U.S. sale of integrated weapon system to India


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

13th Feb, 2020. 07:24 pm
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Pakistan has expressed concern over the approval of the United States for sale of integrated air defense weapon system to India.

According to the details, While giving the weekly press briefing at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the step would disturb the peace of already volatile region.

It is to be noted that the U.S. Department of State on Monday approved a possible sale to India of military equipment, comprising an integrated air defense weapon system (IADWS). According to the U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency, the cost of the sale, if finalized, would be approximately $1.867 billion.

The FO spokesperson said the South Asia could not afford a race on weaponry among the nations.

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Such provocations by the RSS-inspired Bharatia Janta Party government are designed to distract the consistent human rights violations, being carried out in Indian Occupied Kashmir, she added.

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