| GEO World|
| India says NKorea test 'unfortunate'|
| Updated at: 1358 PST, Monday, May 25, 2009|
NEW DELHI: Asian nuclear power India on Monday said it was "unfortunate" that North Korea had conducted a nuclear test "in violation of its international commitments".
"Like others in the international community we are concerned at the adverse effect on peace and stability in that region of such tests," an Indian foreign ministry statement said.
India declared itself a nuclear state with tests in 1998, arguing it was unfair that international treaties only allowed five nations Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States to maintain the weapons.