Interview with Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff

Defense News had a “good interview”: a little while back with Adm. Asif Sandila, Pakistan’s Chief of Naval Staff.

There are several useful items, but this is the paragraph that would likely most interest nuclear geeks:

bq.. Q. Later this decade, you will face an Indian nuclear-powered, nuclear-armed ballistic submarine that threatens the current strategic balance in South Asia. How do you intend to respond?

A. The strategic dimension of India’s naval buildup is a cause of concern not only for us but for the entire Indian Ocean region. I feel nuclearization of the Indian Ocean does not augur well for peace and stability in the region. We are mindful of this development and taking necessary measures to restore the strategic balance.

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