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India-US deal: Pakistan warns in opposition to ‘critical repercussions’ for peace in South Asia



India-US deal: Pakistan warns against 'serious repercussions' for peace in South Asia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday warned the world that acquisition of harmful weapons by India could have “serious repercussions” for peace in South Asia.

Islamabad was reacting to the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) inked between the United States and India right now.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri stated that Pakistan had again and again highlighted how provision of superior navy {hardware}, applied sciences and data to India could have critical repercussions for peace in South Asia.

According to the deal, India and the US have agreed to share navy info and strengthen their defence partnership.

Pakistan highlighted how the current “unprecedented rate of missile tests” that had been carried out by India had been a manifestation of the harmful Indian typical and nuclear navy build-ups.

“It again corroborates concerns expressed by several international experts on the military spin-offs of conducting high technology trade with India, which has not only eroded the international norms but has also resulted in negatively affecting the strategic stability in South Asia,” stated Chaudhri in an announcement.

He added that these developments clearly negate the argument that India’s mainstreaming within the worldwide export management regimes will additional the non-proliferation targets of those regimes.

What is the BECA deal all about?

According to Indian media reviews, the BECA deal will allow India to get its palms on extraordinarily correct geo-spatial knowledge. This, in flip, will enhance the efficiency of Indian missiles.

The deal has been inked at a time when New Delhi is engaged in a border dispute with China that culminated into an armed battle a couple of months in the past, ensuing within the deaths of over 20 Indian troopers on the Ladakh border.

Some vital factors to contemplate in regards to the BECA deal

  • The pact facilitates interoperability of forces and ensures alternate of delicate, categorized info
  • This geospatial info, which can be supplemented by US satellites, will assist in navigation and concentrating on of navy belongings
  • The info obtained will be within the type of maps, nautical and aeronautical charts, business and different unclassified imagery, geodetic, geophysical, geomagnetic and gravity knowledge
  • Both international locations declare safeguards can be put in place in order that it can’t be utilized by any third occasion
  • The pact between the 2 sides was below dialogue for over a decade
  • Indian media states that the deal will allow India entry to military-grade knowledge “that can help draw up target coordinates”
  • These coordinates will help direct missiles of air-launched bombs

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