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Centre aware of Pakistan expanding nuclear weapons capability, says Nirmala Sitharaman


The central government said that it was aware of reports on the expansion of Pakistan’s capability for production of fissile material for nuclear weapons. This was said by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday.

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Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “Government is aware of reports on the expansion of Pakistan’s capability for fissile material production for nuclear weapons, the expansion in its delivery capabilities and purported development of tactical nuclear weapons.”

However, Sitharaman further asserted that the government was fully committed to take all necessary steps to safeguard national security and respond to any threat suitably and adequately.

To a separate question on whether India has lost any territory as a result of international agreement and wars since independence or whether the country has gained any foreign territory through global pacts or wars during the period, the Defence Minister noted that the information is being collected from the ministries concerned.

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