Foreign Secretary told the High Commissioner that India took very grave note of this incident which had very disturbing connotations and was entirely unacceptable. This abnormal incident reflects the inadequate security being provided to our Mission officials despite repeated demarches made by us in the past. Foreign Secretary reiterated that the Government of Pakistan should take all steps to ensure the security and safety of our Mission personnel and to stop their harassment at the hands of the intelligence agencies of Pakistan.
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We are in the knowledge of Pakistan having conducted one more nuclear test today. The development was expected. Facts are being ascertained. Government's stand has been made clear by Prime Minister in Parliament yesterday. As is well known, India is already observing a voluntary moratorium. Pakistan has sought to justify the nuclear tests by projecting an alleged threat from India. As Prime Minister has already stated, India does not pose a threat to Pakistan. The Prime Minister also reiterated the offer to hold discussions with Pakistan on a no-first-use agreement reflecting our desire to maintain peace and stability in the region. Government is watching the situation carefully. Government remains fully prepared to deal firmly and effectively with any threat to India's national security.