Maria Sultan, a Pakistani expert on South Asian nuclear arms control and disarmament issues, writes that BMD capability â€œwould allow Indiato launch pre-emptive strikes, rendering Pakistanâ€™s limited ballistic missile capability ineffective.â€Khalid Banuri, Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs, Strategic Plans Division, Chaklala, also believes that BMD capability would â€œprovide an elated sense of security and prompt pre-emptive impulses from India.â€Â The Congressional study by Feickert and Kronstadt says that Indian ABM capability can break the current state of deterrence between India and Pakistan.Â Zafar Nawaz Jaspal, a Pakistani WMD expert, says the Indian BMD systems pose challenges to Pakistanâ€™s nuclear deterrence capability by eroding strategic equilibrium and shifting balance of power in Indiaâ€™s favor.
 Maria Sultan, â€œEmerging NMD Technologies and the South Asian Context,â€ Caspian Brief No. 26, August 2002, p. 6.
Dr Maria Sultan
, Director General,SASSI called the drone strikes as unethical, illegal and a severe violation of international law. Â© TheNewsTribe
Dr Maria Sultan, Director General,SASSIÂ called the drone strikes as unethical, illegal and a severe violation of international law.
Highlighting lack of transparency and accountability in drone strikes, she
said, international law does not allow spy agencies to conduct militarized operation in sovereign countries.
said, legal and operational use of drones is inter-coined which entails the nature of weapon and its legal jurisdiction to be used anywhere in the world.
This was said by Dr Maria Sultan Director General, South Asian Strategic Stability Institute in a press conference held at Press Club Islamabad on 27th September 2012.
The South Asian Strategic Stability Institute
(SASSI) is an independent think tank dedicated to promoting peace and stability in South Asia.
Its work is focused on strategic stability in the South Asia region, and thus on the emergent nuclear relationship which is at the heart of that stability.
Indiaâ€™s BMD technology development affects the balance of power in the region.
Indian BMD systems pose challenges to Pakistanâ€™s nuclear deterrence capability by corroding strategic equilibrium and unstable balance of power in Indiaâ€™s favor.
further stated that the â€˜No First Useâ€™ is in itself logic to build a large nuclear arsenal, and one which can clearly be seen in the draft nuclear doctrine where India, on the one hand, pledges to maintain minimum credible deterrence and on the other, it aspires to build a nuclear triad and further weapon development without taking into account regional stability.