Islamabad: At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation and said the country shot down a satellite in space with an anti-satellite missile, Pakistan on Wednesday said it was against an arms race in space.
” Space is the common heritage of mankind and every nation has the responsibility to avoid actions which can lead to the militarization of this arena. We believe that there is a need to address gaps in the international space laws with a view to ensuring that no one threatens peaceful activities and applications of space technologies for socio-economic development,” Pakistan Foreign Ministry office said in a statement.
“We hope that countries which have in the past strongly condemned demonstration of similar capabilities by others will be prepared to work towards developing international instruments to prevent military threats relating to outer space,” it said.
“Boasting of such capabilities is reminiscent of Don Quixote’s tilting against windmills,” it said.
Scaling up defence capability in the outer space, India on Wednesday achieved a rare capability by joining the big league of the US, China and Russia and successfully tested an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile.