US arms not to be used against India: Pakistan

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Lahore, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan said Friday the military hardware it is receiving from the US would not be used against India but against terrorists operating in this country.

‘There should not be any doubt that military hardware would not be used against India,’ Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.

‘This hardware would be used against the terrorists in Pakistan,’ Online news agency quoted him as telling reporters in here.

His remarks came on the day when Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony said that the arms the US provided to the US could be used against India.

‘The US says it is giving equipment to Pakistan to fight against the Taliban. But we feel there is every possibility of (Pakistan) diverting most of them to the Indian borders,’ Antony told reporters in New Delhi.

‘We have already conveyed our concerns (to the US) about transfer of equipment to Pakistan,’ he added.

Pakistan is expecting the delivery of F-16 fighter jets, Cobra helicopters and spares, a Perry class frigate and unarmed drones.

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