India is all set to join the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) today as a full member. As India has applied for the membership of the MTCR last year and for this all the procedural formalities of MTCR have been completed last year only. The document will be signed by Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar in the presence of Ambassadors of France, Netherlands and Luxembourg in Seoul, South Korea.
The MTCR membership will enable India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia. The aim of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles and related technology for those systems capable of carrying a 500-kilogram payload for at least 300 kilometers, as well as systems intended for the delivery of weapons of mass destruction.
India has been trying to get into export control regimes like NSG, MTCR, the Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement that regulate the conventional, nuclear, biological and chemicals weapons and technologies, since it has signed the civil nuclear deal with U.S. Significantly, China, which opposed India’s entry into the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group at the just-concluded Seoul plenary, is not a member of 34-nation MTCR.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Which 34 nation group is going to join by India?
2. Expand the term MTCR and also name the person who is going to sign the document for MTCR?
Courtesy: The Hindu