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The Indian minister of defense declined on Thursday to comment on Donald Trump's proposal to ban all Muslims from the U.S., but said India does not look on particular groups of society with suspicion.

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, responding to a question about Trump's plan during a joint press conference at the Pentagon, said the question has the potential to be a "nuclear bomb."

"I will not comment on what is talked about in the U.S., but as India is concerned, we believe that we are the second largest Muslim population and we gel well," Parrikar said.

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