26 Jun '16, 7am

After NSG hitch, India set to become member of MTCR as FS set to sign instrument of Accession

After NSG hitch, India set to become member of MTCR as FS set to sign instrument of Accession

Notwithstanding the failure of its ambitious bid to become a part of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India is all set to become a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) next week — one of the four export control regimes of which Delhi has been aspiring to become a member. The Sunday Express has learnt that Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar is all set to sign the instrument of accession into MTCR, which could happen as early as on Monday, in a ceremony to be attended by the MTCR chair troika — envoys from France, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The MTCR chair troika comprises the past, incumbent and future chair of the group. “Membership of one export control regime can be reinforcing on others, since India’s credentials are vetted in one and the remaining three can follow the example,” said an Indian official. India’s efforts to become a member of the MTCR bega...

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