"Pakistan's key concern is the paramount importance of strategic stability in South Asia," Aziz said. He said India's military build-up through large-scale acquisition of arms from U.S and Russia, expansion of fissile material production facilities and quest for advanced technology for missile and related delivery systems would accentuate the already existing conventional and nuclear imbalance in South Asia.
The worsening of the strategic imbalance at a time of the heightened Pakistan-India tensions, particularly due to Indian ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and International Border, he said, was extremely worrisome. The U.S, he said, ignored concerns of the Pakistan government though Pakistan had "forcefully" conveyed to the U.S even before President Barack Obama's visit to India.The U.S was asked to "take a comprehensive view of strategic imbalance in South Asia and avoid any steps that may jeopardise the region's strategic stability".
The U.S support for India's candidature for UN Security Council permanent membership and export control regimes, Aziz said, should not be implied as India's automatic entry into these privileged forums.