India Becomes 35th Member of Missile Technology Control Regime

India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime 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 instrument of accession to MTCR in the presence of France’s Ambassador-designate Alexandre Ziegler, Netherlands’ Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga and Luxembourg’s Chargé affairs Laure Huberty.

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India thanked each of the thirty-four MTCR partners for their support for India’s membership.

MTCR aims at restricting 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 kilometres, as well as systems intended for the delivery of weapons of mass destruction.