Friday, April 23, 2010

India's Stance at Nuclear Security Summit Highly Positive

Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's US visit can be termed successful from various aspects. He had gone there to take part in the conference held at the initiative of US President Barack Obama. The conference objective was to prevent illegal exchange of nuclear technique and ensure that nuclear weapons and technique do not fall into terrorists' hands.

The conference attended by representatives of 47 countries raises the hope that a positive decision would be taken in the near future to make the world secure of nuclear weapons. Doubtless, the endeavors to wipe out all nuclear weapons from the earth should continue to be made between Russia and the United States. To bring about reduction in the nuclear arsenal in the two countries should be viewed in this very context.

Issue of Nuclear Disarmament
At present, the eyes of the world are set on Iran and North Korea that are engaged in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Other countries also can tread the same path in the times ahead, which may lead to the destruction of the entire world.

India adopted a highly positive stance at the conference. Even as the country is not among nations that have signed the agreement regarding nuclear disarmament, its viewpoint has been that the United States and other big countries should also destroy their nuclear weapons to a large extent and then only the target of making the world free of nuclear weapons can be realized.

Mumbai Mayhem
At the end of his US visit, Dr Singh referred to the India-Pakistan relationship and emphasized that Pakistan should clarify its policy on India and terrorism spreading all across the world. The mayhem created by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiyiba in Mumbai is by now a universally known fact. Yet, Pakistan's adamant attitude has made it evident that its intentions toward India are still mala fide.

In so far as the details of the Mumbai terrorist attack are concerned, India has conveyed all information through various dossiers given to the Pakistani Government. But when intentions are not without malice, how can the policy become clear-cut?

Conditions in Pakistan's Provinces
The way Pakistan now finds itself trapped in terrorism, its own future appears to be extremely unstable. In such conditions, if Pakistan tries to further complicate the situation rather than improving it, or if it sill, doesn't mend its approach through its actions then it will have to suffer a lot in the times ahead. Which is why while India's image is becoming strong at the international level, Pakistan can be reckoned among the world's extremely dangerous countries. Conditions in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Balochistan have worsened so much that it will become difficult for any government to control them.

India has so far been avoiding any big confrontation with Pakistan, which is a sign of maturity on India's part. For, the conflict between the countries can prove devastating for the regime. Doubtless, the Pakistani Government needs to rise to the reason with a sense of big responsibility. In this lies the welfare of billions of the people living in the two neighboring countries.

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