Pakistan warns India’s anti-satellite weapon threatens regional security

Pakistan warns India’s anti-satellite weapon threatens regional security
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Pakistan has warned that other countries may now conduct such tests while reiterating that it remains a strong proponent of the non-militarisation of outer space, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

Pakistan has asked world leaders to take measures to stop such tests because ignoring the military dimension of such actions would destabilise regional peace and security.

"This ASAT test should be a matter of grave concern for the international community not only in terms of generation of space debris but also because of its ramifications for long term sustainability of peaceful space activities. It would also be amiss to ignore the military dimension of such actions and its implications on the global and regional peace, stability and security", Pakistan foreign ministry said on Wednesday. 

The Ministry has said that it remains a strong proponent of the non-militarisation of outer space.

"We will continue to work with like-minded countries to address gaps in the international legal regime governing the exploration and use of outer space with a view to ensuring that no one threatens peaceful activities and applications of space technologies for socio-economic development. In the absence of strong legal instruments, other states could also follow suit by demonstrating such capabilities", the Pakistani Foreign Ministry added.

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