US expresses concern over India's ballistic missile launch
WASHINGTON: The US has Expressed concern over India ' s ballistic missile which had been successfully launched the platform in the bay of Bengal recently. The US has expressed such actions could possibly "increase" the risk to nuclear security and have an impact on regional security.
According to reporters, the State Department spokesman, Mark said, “We’re concerned by any nuclear and missile developments that could possibly enhance the risk to nuclear security risk or lower the threshold for nuclear use."
"So we regular to urge all states with nuclear weapons to exercise restraint regarding their missile and nuclear capabilities," Toner said when asked about recent ballistic missile test by India.
He said the State Department official had shared its concerns with New Delhi.
"We are concerned," he reiterated on Thursday when asked if the US was concerned about India ' s ballistic missile programme.
While his answer was general in nature, a senior State Department official stated that it included India and the spokesperson ' s response was against India-specific question.
A day earlier he had forbid from going into specifics of America ' s two sided conversations with India on this issue.
"I don ' t want to get into specifics of our two sided conversations with India, but we ' ve long encouraged efforts to enhance confidence building, stability, and discourage any actions that might destabilise the region," he had said.