Pay closer attention to N-proliferation, India says at UNSC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Monday known as for stepped up attention from the worldwide group to examine illicit proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Addressing the UN safety council assembly on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), international secretary Harsh V Shringla stated, “There is a need for the international community to pay closer attention to the illicit proliferation of networks of nuclear weapons, their delivery systems, components and relevant technologies.”
Shringla added that whereas India has joined three of 4 international non-proliferation regimes— Australia Group, Wassenaar Arrangement and Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)— it has harmonised its controls in accordance to the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India is but to get entry into the NSG as a result of China has blocked India’s membership. Given the state of bilateral relations, that block isn’t possible to be lifted anytime quickly.
Shringla stated India didn’t signal on to CTBT as a result of it didn’t handle India’s core issues. “India maintains a unilateral moratorium on explosive nuclear testing,” he stated, leaving the door open for simulated and different means of testing.
India additionally recommitted to negotiations for a fissile materials cutoff treaty (FMCT), on the premise of the mandate of CD/1299. These negotiations haven’t moved anyplace as a result of of Pakistan’s objections.
“India has played a leading role in global efforts towards nuclear disarmament. India was the first country to call for a ban on nuclear testing in 1954 and a non-discriminatory treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, as distinct from non-dissemination, in 1965,” stated Shringla, as he underscored India’s dedication to a nuclear weapon free world.
“Without prejudice to the priority we attach to nuclear disarmament, India has expressed its readiness to support the commencement of negotiations on a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT)” within the Conference on Disarmament on the premise of the mandate contained in CD/1299, Shringla stated, including that on this context, India has additionally participated within the work of the Group of Governmental Experts on FMCT and the High-level Expert Preparatory Group on FMCT.

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