Friday, July 1, 2016
Indian spies monitor 'nuclear trade' between Pakistan and North Korea after CIA claims Islamabad is selling the rogue state nuclear materials from China
Indian intelligence agencies are now monitoring the nuclear trade between Pakistan and North Korea.
Top government sources said that Indian agencies have become active after claims that nuclear missile materials are being transported by Pakistan to North Korea by sea, using cargo ships.
America's spy agency, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has alleged that Pakistan is continuing to sell nuclear materials to North Korea at a time when Islamabad has been urging the international community to accept its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
Allegations have arisen that Pakistan is transporting nuclear material to North Korea by ship
Agency sources said that entities from the Pakistan Energy Commission (PAEC) have been continuing to supply restricted items such as ‘Monel’ and ‘Inconel’ material to North Korea in violation of the UN sanctions.
The sources said that nuclear materials supplied to the PAEC by Chinese entities have also found their way in to North Korea.
The China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) recently received a written complaint that supplies from a Chinese company, Beijing Suntech Technology Company Limited, bound for Pakistan were being diverted to North Korea by the Pakistani authorities.
The Chinese government hushed the matter up as it could affect Beijing’s bid to support Pakistan at the NSG.
However, the information seemingly leaked out of North Korea and came to the knowledge of the western governments who are members of the NSG.