India Committed To Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Goal
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♦ Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on 27 September was addressing the United Nations Security Council on ‘Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)’.
♦ India has been a critical associate within the strengthening of the worldwide nuclear security design.
♦ India was the primary country to involve a ban on nuclear testing in 1954 and a non-discriminatory non-proliferation of nuclear weapons treaty in 1965.
♦ India has also participated in the Nuclear Security Summit and has been regular within the International Conferences on Nuclear Security organized by the IAEA.
♦ There is a requirement for the international community to pay closer attention to the illicit proliferation of networks of nuclear weapons.
♦ India would still add the framework of the Disarmament Triad comprising the primary Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Disarmament Commission and Conference on Disarmament to strengthen the nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation architecture.
♦ The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, is well placed to require forward the worldwide disarmament agenda and negotiate legally binding instruments on items on its core agenda.