India on Monday stressed the need for the international community to pay more attention to the illicit proliferation of nuclear weapons networks, their delivery systems, components and relevant technologies. Addressing the UN Security Council briefing on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, held under the Irish Presidency, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla told the Council that India actively supported and contributed to the strengthening of the global nuclear security architecture.
India is committed to the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world and the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, in accordance with the highest priority given to nuclear disarmament by the outcome document of the first special session of the United Nations General Assembly on Disarmament (SSOD-I), he said. Shringla said India is confident that this can be achieved through a step-by-step process guaranteed by universal commitment and a comprehensive and non-discriminatory multilateral framework as outlined in India’s disarmament discussion paper. nuclear submitted to the United Nations General Assembly in 2006..
India participated in the Nuclear Security Summit process and regularly participated in international nuclear security conferences organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). India is also a member of the Contact Group on Nuclear Security. “There is a need for the international community to pay more attention to the illicit proliferation of nuclear weapon networks, their delivery systems, components and relevant technologies,” he said. Without prejudice to the priority we attach to nuclear disarmament, India has expressed its readiness to support the opening of negotiations on a Fissile Material Ban Treaty (FMCT) at the Conference on Disarmament on the basis of the mandate contained in document CD / 1299 ”, he said, adding that in this context, India also participated in the work of the Governmental Experts Group (GGE) on FMCT and the Preparatory Group of Senior Experts. level (HLEPG) on the FMCT.
In accordance with CD / 1299, the Conference on Disarmament decides to establish an ad hoc committee on the prohibition of the production of fissile material for the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. The Conference directs the Ad Hoc Committee to negotiate a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally verifiable treaty prohibiting the production of fissile material for the manufacture of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.
Shringla said India has played a leading role in global efforts for nuclear disarmament and was the first country to call for a nuclear test ban in 1954 and a non-discriminatory treaty on the non-proliferation of arms. nuclear, distinct from non-diffusion. , in 1965.