India has voted against the provisions of draft resolutions that would have required it to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying there is "no question" of it joining the treaty as a non- nuclear weapon state.
In a "David vs Goliath" battle, a tiny Pacific island nation today filed a lawsuit against nine nuclear-armed nations, including India, at the International Court of Justice for violating their legal obligation to disarm.
Calling on India, Pakistan and Israel to join the NPT regime promptly and unconditionally, Egypt has asked the three countries to offer ideas for the way forward in the pursuit of peace and development.
The United Nations, backed by the US and other countries, Tuesday asked countries that have not signed the NPT to join the NPT regime. India made it clear there is no change in its position that the NPT was discriminatory.
Over 150 nations, including Iran, will get together for an international review of the NPT, but India will not be part of the deliberations during which the US is expected to push non-signatories to sign the pact.
Appreciating its "responsible"
behaviour, the US has said it will not push India to sign the
NPT and the CTBT "for quite some time", but sought New Delhi`s
cooperation to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime.