Indian now a full member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) – Global player for Missile Technology recognized by MTCR

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Akash SAM - India
Akash SAM - India

Month of June was a sine-wave ride for Indian Diplomacy lost at NSG bid win at MTCR.

India on Monday joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as a full member and said its entry would be mutually beneficial to enhance global non-proliferation norms.

Marking India’s first entry into any multilateral export control regime, foreign secretary S Jaishankar signed the historic instrument of accession to MTCR while France’s Ambassador-designate Alexandre Ziegler, The Netherlands’ Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga and Luxembourg’s Chargé d’Affaires Laure Huberty were also present in that historic moment.

“India has joined the MTCR this morning…India’s entry into the regime as its thirty-fifth member would be mutually beneficial in the furtherance of international non-proliferation objectives,” external affairs ministry said in a statement.

What we lost at NSG on last Friday international repute in diplomatic arena we gained a lot in terms of MTCR  on Monday. Congrats to Mr. Modi and team.

“India would like to thank each of the thirty-four MTCR Partners for their support for India’s membership. We would also like to thank Ambassador Pieter de Klerk of The Netherlands and Mr Robert Steinmetz of Luxembourg, co-Chairs of the MTCR,” the statement said.