Nuclear Weapons


6th April – NPT

NPT @50 – The Genesis of a Flawed Bargain March 5, 2020 marked the 50th 50th anniversary of the entry-into-force of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a legal instrument treated as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime. About Non-Proliferation Treaty – NPT institutionalised the non-proliferation norm by delegitimising ‘proliferation’ …

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MTCR, NSG, Australia Group and Wassenaar Arrangement

MTCR: What is the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)? Established in April 1987, it is a voluntary association of 34 countries — 35, once India is formally included — and four “unilateral adherents” that follow its rules: Israel, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia. The group aims to slow the spread of missiles and other unmanned delivery technology …

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Debate: 'No-first use' nuclear doctrine

India’s ‘No first use’ nuclear doctrine was recently questioned by the Defence Minister when he said that India should state that “it is a responsible nuclear power and would not use it irresponsibly, instead of declaring an NFU doctrine”. Such statement from the Defence Minister on the eve of India-Japan Civil Nuclear Deal drew sharp …

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