Non-Proliferation Treaty

Talks underway for India's entry into Wassenaar Arrangement

Talks underway for India's entry into Wassenaar Arrangement

Last year, India gained entry into the Missile Technologies Control Regime (MTCR), which paved way for it to get critical missile technologies and also export its missiles.

Dec 07, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

China says no change in stance over India's NSG bid

China said on Friday that there is no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), marring India's chances of entering the 48-member elite club at its crucial meeting next week.

Jun 16, 2017, 16:12 PM IST
No change in stand on India's entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group: China

No change in stand on India's entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group: China

Marring India's chances of entering the 48-member elite club at its crucial meeting next month, China said on Monday that there was no change in its stance on admission of non-NPT states into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

May 22, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
NSG likely to meet next month; slim chance of India's entry, China continues to oppose

NSG likely to meet next month; slim chance of India's entry, China continues to oppose

The next plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to be held in Swiss capital Bern next month.

May 21, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
India seeks NSG membership on basis of non-proliferation record, not as 'gift': MEA to China

India seeks NSG membership on basis of non-proliferation record, not as 'gift': MEA to China

China had said on January 16 that admission of non-NPT signatories in NSG could not be a "farewell gift" for countries to give to each other.

Jan 19, 2017, 18:42 PM IST

Pakistan rejects Grossi's new draft proposal for NSG membership

Former NSG chairman Rafael Mariano Grossi had prepared a two-page document, explaining how a non-NPT state, like India and Pakistan, could join the group.

Dec 30, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
US not letting go of India's NSG membership

US not letting go of India's NSG membership

The US says it won't let go of India`s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Jul 01, 2016, 10:37 AM IST
China sees red over US remark on India's NSG bid, says it has 'no regard' for facts

China sees red over US remark on India's NSG bid, says it has 'no regard' for facts

China on Thursday slammed the US over its diplomat`s remarks that Beijing had blocked India`s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), saying it had "no regard" for facts.

Jun 30, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
Several nations opposing India's NSG membership bid soften their stand, say reports

Several nations opposing India's NSG membership bid soften their stand, say reports

China has been stressing that if NSG decides to induct India, it should also give same treatment to Pakistan, which is its close ally.

Jun 10, 2016, 09:22 AM IST
NSG unlikely to grant India membership this month: Report

NSG unlikely to grant India membership this month: Report

The Nuclear Suppliers Group controls trade in advanced nuclear technologies.

Jun 08, 2016, 15:08 PM IST
India rejects China's contention on signing NPT, says France was included in NSG without signing it

India rejects China's contention on signing NPT, says France was included in NSG without signing it

China has opposed India's bid to get NSG membership on the ground that it was yet to sign the NPT. 

May 20, 2016, 22:35 PM IST

India insists signing NPT not needed for NSG membership

India on Friday rejected China's contention that it must sign the NPT to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, saying France was included in the elite group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

May 20, 2016, 15:15 PM IST

North Korean leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a "responsible" nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported on Sunday.

May 08, 2016, 17:22 PM IST
North Korea will use nuclear weapons only if attacked: Kim Jong-Un

North Korea will use nuclear weapons only if attacked: Kim Jong-Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that his country was a "responsible" nuclear weapons state, with a no first-use policy and a commitment to non-proliferation, state media reported Sunday.

May 08, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

China calls for talks among NSG members to admit India, others

China on Monday called for discussions on whether "India and other countries" who have not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) can join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), amid new diplomatic push by influential members of the 48-member grouping to admit India.

Nov 30, 2015, 17:33 PM IST

NSG membership to India worries Pakistan – Here's the reason

Pakistan on Thursday said that creating exception to grant India membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) would adversely impact the non-proliferation regime and regional peace and stability, as it demanded an equitable, non-discriminatory approach for admitting new members.

Nov 26, 2015, 22:43 PM IST

China backs Pak's NSG bid, but says must also acquire ''crucial'' NPT status

 As the ninth Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference concluded, China has gone on record to say that while it backed Pakistan`s bid to gain access to the Nuclear Supplier`s Group (NSG), its inking of the NPT was "crucial."

Jun 05, 2015, 13:53 PM IST

Will not sign nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: Pakistan

 Pakistan said it will not sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) because it considers it discriminatory.

Jun 03, 2015, 10:51 AM IST

Middle East nuclear weapons ban proposal stumbles at UN

A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative.

May 12, 2015, 10:59 AM IST

US aims to make Iran nuclear deal immune to Russian, Chinese veto

Washington wants to be certain that any nuclear deal between Iran and major powers includes the possibility of restoring UN sanctions if Tehran breaks the agreement without risking Russian and Chinese vetoes, a senior US official said on Tuesday.

May 06, 2015, 09:16 AM IST