India hit out at Pakistan on Thursday for making an unverified declare that some materials seized just lately in Jharkhand’s Bokaro was uranium and described it as an try by Islamabad to malign the nation.
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned the fabric seized was not uranium and asserted that India maintains a stringent law-based regulatory system for internationally-controlled objects, which is mirrored in its “impeccable” non-proliferation credentials.
“The Division of Atomic Power, Authorities of India, after due analysis and laboratory evaluation of the fabric pattern, has acknowledged that the fabric seized final week is just not uranium and never radioactive,” MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned.
“The gratuitous remarks about India by Pakistan’s International Ministry, drawing upon a media report, point out their disposition to malign India with out caring to examine or confirm info,” he mentioned at a media briefing.
Mr Bagchi was replying to a query on Pakistan’s official remarks in response to a media report on the seizure of the suspicious materials in Bokaro final week.
“Let me additionally reaffirm that India maintains a stringent law-based regulatory system for internationally-controlled objects, which is mirrored in our impeccable non-proliferation credentials recognised by the worldwide group,” he mentioned.
Final week, Pakistan’s overseas ministry known as for a probe into what it known as the seizure of nuclear materials.
Requested about reviews of safety issues on the Indian Excessive Fee in Pakistan, Mr Bagchi didn’t give a direct reply however mentioned the MEA maintains contacts with native authorities concerning the security and safety of its diplomatic premises.
“The MEA maintains contact with native authorities concerning the security and safety of all our diplomatic premises, which we imagine is the accountability of the host authorities,” he mentioned.