Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringala
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in the UNSC, India has voluntarily and unilaterally banned nuclear explosion testing.
In the United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said that India is fully committed to a world free of nuclear weapons. At the same time, India is also committed to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons. He said that India has actively supported and contributed in strengthening the nuclear security framework. At the same time, he told the United Nations General Assembly why India did not join the ‘Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty’ (CTBT).
Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in the UNSC, ‘India is fully committed to the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons and complete elimination of weapons. This is in line with the highest priority given to nuclear disarmament by the final document of the First Special Session of UNGA on Disarmament (SSOD-I). “We believe that this goal can be achieved through a step-by-step process by universal commitment and an agreed global and non-discriminatory multilateral framework,” he said.
Why is India not a part of CTBT? now got the answer
Foreign Secretary said in UNSC, ‘India voluntarily and unilaterally banned nuclear explosion testing. India has actively supported and contributed to the strengthening of the global nuclear security framework. India is a major partner in global non-proliferation efforts. He said, ‘India participated in the negotiations of the draft ‘Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty’ (CTBT) in the Conference on Disarmament. But India could not join the treaty because many of the major concerns raised by India in the treaty were not addressed.
Permanent seat in UNSC is India’s top priority: Foreign Secretary Shringla
Earlier, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Saturday that the expansion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and getting a permanent seat in it is India’s top priority. He also said that the emphasis will be on intergovernmental processes and document-based dialogue under UN General Assembly President Abdullah Shahid. Shringla told reporters after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that India will continue to work towards expanding the United Nations during his tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Will keep He said, a permanent seat in the UNSC and expansion in the Security Council remains India’s top priority.
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