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India Seeks Support of All Nations in Nuclear Non-proliferation

India asks the help of international community to make sure that the terrorists have no opportunity for use of nuclear weapons and other confidential objects and technologies. This is to strengthen and achieve the international goal of non-proliferation. There is urgent need of cooperation with regard to the objective of non-proliferation and the complete and actual implementation of duties that ripe out the international agreements and other global legal documents. Our country has the obligation to make contributions by taking part in the multilateral export control system.

Ambassador D B Venkatesh Varma, who is the Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva from India had stressed the need for international cooperation on this matter. Crucial interest is shown by the international community to wipe off terrorism  and the to prevent access of terrorist to nuclear weapons was the opinion of the Ambassador in the debate on the subject of nuclear weapons held at First Committee of the 70th session of the general assembly.  The nuclear disarmament can be achieved only through various steps with international commitment and also through multilateral treaties. He further stated that imposing more restrictions on the use of such kind of weapons will diminish the chance of their use. India is also taking major efforts to achieve a meaningful dialogue between the nations who are similarly placed so that they can strive together to reduce the use of nuclear weapons in the global affairs as well as security principles.

He also stressed that India as responsible nuclear power and is following credible minimum deterrence policy which is relied on ‘No first use’ policy. India will also not use nuclear weapons against a non-nuclear weapon state. India has also shown its desire to make these statements into an international legal document whether it be bilateral or multilateral treaty. It is important to note that India has already presented a draft resolution on a Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons. This has become a long-standing resolutions in the General Assembly First Committee. ‘Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction’ is yet another draft resolution which has also accepted by the international community with great support.

Adv. Jewel Panicker