Pakistan has warned India against its ‘massive’ arms build-up and said that it would make the regional balance unstable.

A report from a National Command Authority (NCA) meeting chaired by Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said that India continued to pursue an ambitious militarisation programme and offensive military doctrines.

“Massive inductions of advanced weapon systems, including installation of ABMs [anti-ballistic missiles], build-up of nuclear arsenal and delivery systems tend to destabilise the regional balance,” the report said.

“This relentless pursuit of military preponderance will have severe consequences for peace and security in South Asia as well as for the Indian Ocean region. Pakistan cannot be oblivious to these developments.”

“The National Command Authority (NCA), is the Pakistani body that oversees the country’s nuclear assets.