ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said it was concerned over reports that India was getting itself prepared for new nuclear tests. There are reports that India has a new nuclear test in the works, these reports are rather discomforting to Pakistan. Pakistan is however steadfast on its policy of maintaining minimum defence deterrence and does not want arms race in the region, said the Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit while addressing his weekly press briefing. He was responding to a question about senior Indian scientist, K Santanams remarks that Indias 1998 nuclear test had not been as successful as previously claimed and the countrys nuclear arsenal needed further tests. Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor also said on Wednesday that Pakistan was going well beyond deterrence while commenting on reports that Islamabad had increased its nuclear arsenal and was working to add cruise missiles. This statement by Indian army chief is also seen as reflective of New Delhis desire to go for more nuclear detonations. When he was asked to comment on concern by the US state department over the release of Dr Khan, Basit said that recent United States statements on Pakistans nuclear scientist, Dr AQ Khan and nuclear proliferation were quite baseless. The US state department said on Wednesday that they were monitoring the situation very closely because Washington still believed that Dr Khan posed a threat of nuclear proliferation. He also said that the concerns that the lifting of restrictions previously placed on Dr Khan might lead to nuclear proliferation were baseless. He said Pakistan had effective nuclear export control mechanisms to check proliferation of sensitive material. Answering a query on Indias decision of linking the resumption of peace talks to Pakistan taking action against the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks, Basit described the latest dossier provided by India on the Mumbai attacks as a rehash of information contained in the previous documents. The last dossier from India was a rehash of information received in previous dossiers, he said. He said the trial of suspects arrested by Pakistani authorities in connection with the Mumbai attacks was proceeding and Islamabad was serious about bringing the perpetrators to book. He said, Pakistan still believes that the composite dialogue is the only way forward. He said if the stalled dialogue were to be resumed it would not be a favour to Pakistan because talks and exchange of views was the only way to improve ties between the two sides. To a question, Basit said that Pakistan had not received any response from India regarding its request for a meeting at the foreign secretary level. He said, We are still waiting for a formal response from India on our request to Indian Foreign Secretary for meeting with our Foreign Secretary. He said that no date or venue had been finalised for the proposed meeting between the two foreign secretaries. Answering another query on Pakistans position on the proposed Disarmament Treaty, he said, Pakistan is seriously attending the disarmament conference to evolve a consensus but at the same time it has raised its genuine legitimate concerns on various security issues including nuclear disarmament, prevention of arms race in space and other security issues. He said Pakistan would continue with showing flexibility to move forward for a comprehensive disarmament agreement but would not compromise on its legitimate security issues. To a question, Basit said Pakistan was opposed to the thorough physical search of Dr Aafia, a Pakistani national currently imprisoned in the United States, before presenting her to the court. He said that if such search were conducted, Pakistan would not overlook it.