India on Monday denied Pakistani allegations it had plans for another nuclear test in this already volatile region.

Foreign Ministry spokesman K.C. Singh said a statement from Pakistani Foreign Minister Gohar Ayub Khan that India was surreptitiously preparing to conduct more tests next month was "surprising" - and wrong."India has declared a moratorium on testing, and this has been reiterated by the prime minister himself," Singh said.

On Sunday, the Indian foreign ministry reaffirmed New Delhi's willingness to adhere to a voluntary moratorium on further tests and its offer of a no-first-strike pact with Islamabad.