India has joined the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCoC) to further strengthen global non proliferation. However, India has made it clear that it will not have any impact on the national security as well as country’s missile programmes. The HCoC is a voluntary legally non-binding multilateral body aimed at preventing the spread of ballistic missiles that can deliver weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
The HCoC was established on 25 November 2002 as a result of international efforts to regulate access to ballistic missiles which can potentially deliver weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). The HCoC does not ban ballistic missiles, but it calls for restraining their production, testing, and export. It is the only normative instrument to verify the spread of ballistic missiles.
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. India has joined which code of conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation ?
2. What is the objective of Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) and it was established in which year ?
Courtesy : The Hindu