US sale of integrated weapon system to India may disturb regional peace: FO
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed concern over the approval of the United States for sale of integrated air defence weapon system to India, saying the step would disturb the peace of already volatile region.
“The decision of U.S will have serious impact on the stability of the region,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said at a weekly press briefing at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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. On Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K), she said the 193rd day of lockdown had deprived the people from basic amenities of life as the valley had turned into a largest human jail in the history. She expressed concern over the continuous ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control resulting in several casualties, and said Pakistan had warned international community of any possible false flag operation by India.