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China-Pak nuke deal: Swaraj says India well prepared to safeguard interests

“India is well prepared (to deal with threats)... We are fully alert... We will not allow any harm to (happen to) India,” Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha.

She asserted that the government remains committed to taking all necessary steps to safeguard India’s national security interests.

Her remarks came while replying to queries regarding steps taken by the government to safeguard the country’s interests against the backdrop of Pakistan entering into a nuclear deal with China.

“Government remains concerned about the impact of the deal on global non-proliferation norms.
Government believes that countries should abide by the commitments that they have undertaken in the field of nuclear non-proliferation,” she said.

During Question Hour, Swaraj said the government is aware of the agreement to supply two additional nuclear power reactors, Chashma-3 and Chashma-4 by China to Pakistan. These reactors are under construction, in addition to Chashma-1 and 2, which are already in operation.

“Government is further aware of reports of an agreement for supply of additional reactors of Chinese origin to be built at Chashma, Karachi and a third site in Pakistan,” she said.

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