India welcomes suspension of US aid to Pakistan

NEW DELHI: India on Monday welcomed the United States’ decision to suspend $800 million military aid to Pakistan, saying a heavy presence of arms would have disturbed the equilibrium in the region, Press Trust of India PTI news agency reported.“With reference to the special circumstances between India and Pakistan and how India has consistently taken the view that it is not desirable that this region had to be heavily armed by the US, which will upset the equilibrium in the region itself.

To that extent India welcomes this step,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters here.He was reacting to the US decision to cut military aid to Pakistan.Krishna said, “Simultaneously the US must take note of the fact that we are working in a very committed manner to normalize our relations with Pakistan to reduce the trust deficit, and efforts are on.”He said he was expecting his Pakistani counterpart to visit the country around the end of this month to carry forward the dialogue process. – Brecorder