KARACHI: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday said in pursuance of its hegemonic designs, India had nuclearised the Indian Ocean and continued to induct advanced weapon systems and naval delivery platforms. He said this while addressing the International Maritime Conference titled “Development of Blue Economy under a Secure and Sustainable Environment”.
Qureshi said Pakistan will continue to take all necessary measures to ensure its security and to maintain credible minimum deterrence.
He said the Indian Ocean was the world’s third-largest water body and while retaining its significance for the global security, it represented an increasingly important avenue for global trade.
He said the Indian Ocean hosted international…