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NEWS IMPULSE -TREATY ON PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS| 25 JANUARY

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India Says It Doesn't Support Treaty On Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons.

 

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• As the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force, India said that it does not support the treaty and shall not be bound by any of the obligations that may arise from it.

• The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017, but none of the nine countries known or believed to possess nuclear weapons supported it, and neither did the NATO alliance

• India believes that the treaty does not constitute or contribute to the development of customary international law, nor does it set any new standards or norms.

• India maintains that it will continue to provide the high priority and remain committed to the universal, non-discriminatory, and verifiable nuclear disarmament.

 

Why India does not support the treaty?

• India does not support the treaty because India believes, the treaty does not constitute or contribute to the development of customary international law.

• Further, the treaty does not provide for any new standards or norms.

 

Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

• The treaty is also called the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty. It is the first legally binding international agreement.

• It prohibits nuclear weapons and aims for the total elimination of such weapons. The treaty was adopted on July 7, 2017.

• For the member nations, the treaty prohibits the development, testing, production, stockpiling, transfer, and use of nuclear weapons.

• The recognized “Nuclear weapon States” are United States, Russia, United Kingdom, China, and France.

• The states that have declared possessing nuclear weapons include India, Pakistan, and North Korea while Israel is the state that indicated for possessing nuclear weapons.

 

Source: Times of India

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