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GV Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar speaking to reporters
TRANSCRIPT: MR. AIYAR (SEQ 1): "We are shocked, and surprised to learn that the United States propose to make available Harpoon missiles to the Pakistan navy. This would represent a new kind of sophistication in armaments in our region. Introduce this kind of advanced weaponry in the area of naval warfare where such arms escalation has hitherto been relatively limited and it could needlessly, avoidably and dangerously precipitate a new arms race in the region. There can be no possible justification for the induction of such weapons into our region."
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