Pak's nuke weapons cause of concern: India

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India on Thursday said Pakistan's present nuclear policy has been a cause of concern internationally, and its battlefield atomic weapons were causing such apprehensions.

"There have been international concerns about Pakistan's nuclear policy. Tactical nuclear weapons are at the heart of such concerns," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media here.

He was responding to a question on former Pakistan ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani's comment that Pakistan's policy on tactical nuke weapons continues and will continue to create such weapons.

Asked about what India was doing to bring back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim from Pakistan, he said government was pursuing the matter.

"Dawood is a UN-designated global terrorist and a fugitive of the Indian law. At several points of time, his details have been shared by India with Pakistan government, including his possible locations in Pakistan. We will continue to pursue this matter and we expect Pakistan to hand over this international terrorist to us," Swarup added.

The MEA spokesperson said India has not cut any aid to Nepal, and was committed for its overall development.

"We are spending $50 million to $60 million to assist Nepal every year. India is fully committed to Nepal's socio-economic development. There is no aid cut," he added.

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