Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla while speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting today said that Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) does not address a number of core concerns raised by India. Shringla cited this as a major reason behind India’s non-participation in the treaty.
His remarks came while addressing the United Nations Security Council meeting on ‘Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty’ (CTBT).
During the address, Shringla also said India is committed to the goal of a nuclear weapon-free world and urged the international community for the elimination of nuclear weapons from the world. During the address, Foreign Secretary also added that India maintains a voluntary, unilateral moratorium on nuclear explosive testing.
Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary also urged that the international community should continue to work towards realizing the collective aspiration for a nuclear weapon-free world.