United States President Barack Obama said on Saturday that India and Pakistan need to make progress in reducing their nuclear arsenal, and develop military doctrines so that they do not "continually move in the wrong direction". Addressing a press conference at the end of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC, Obama added that it is very difficult to see huge reductions in nuclear arsenal unless the United States and Russia – the two largest possessors – are prepared to lead the way.

Obama's remarks are seen in the context of growing American uneasiness about the rapidly increasing nuclear arsenal of Pakistan, reported PTI. The US president also had a trilateral meeting with Japan and Korea to discuss the nuclear arsenal of North Korea, which Obama said was "in a whole different category and poses the most immediate set of concerns for all of us, one that we are working internationally to focus on."