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India becomes full member of Missile Technology Control Regime

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Published on 27 Jun 2016 11:59 AM GMT

India becomes full member of Missile Technology Control Regime
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New Delhi: India on Monday joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as full member.

The MTCR was signed by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar in the presence of France’s Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler, The Netherlands' Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga and Luxembourg's Charge d'Affaires Laure Huberty.

"India has joined the MTCR this morning. India's entry into the regime as its thirty-fifth member would be mutually beneficial in the furtherance of international non-proliferation objectives," External Affairs Ministry Sushma Swaraj said in a statement.

India's entry into MTCR comes days after it failed to get NSG membership due to stiff opposition from China and a few other countries.

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