Short analysis of Pakistani President Zia-ul-Haq's upcoming visits to China and North Korea, with discussion of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Pakistan's nuclear program.
November 12, 1986
Ciphered Telegram No. 342, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry
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1.) The edifice of nuclear non-proliferation will collapse, many pro-Western countries – including Pakistan, Israel, and South Africa – will openly take the path of nuclear armament. The danger of local nuclear conflicts will increase.
2.) A new anti-Soviet campaign will unfold, claiming that India became a nuclear power with Soviet support.
3.) The process of nuclear disarmament will become even more complicated.
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Information from a Soviet diplomat who states that the Soviet Union expects India to become a nuclear power soon and anticipates negative consequences for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
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