CTBT

  • Need to sign CTBT as matter of priority: Ban August 30, 2011

    United Nations: In a reference to countries like India, US and Pakistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday said states that have not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty should do so "as a matter of priority" as voluntary moratoriums are not enough to ensure a global ban on nuclear...
  • UN calls on India, Pak to join NPT, CTBT May 26, 2010

    United Nations: Breaking the tradition of not naming countries, the first draft of the final document of 2010 Nuclear-non Proliferation Treaty Review conference has asked India, Pakistan and Israel to join NPT and CTBT. "The conference calls upon India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the treaty as non-nuclear weapon States,...
  • Japan asks India to sign CTBT, no word on N-deal December 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Pressed by Japan to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), India on Tuesday clearly put the onus on the US and China for taking a lead in this direction by ratifying it. Japan, however, promised to relax restrictions on hi-tech trade as the two countries sought to impart...
  • G8 endorses Obama's call for world free of nukes July 9, 2009

    L'Aquila: The Group of Eight (G8) industrialised nations meeting in Italy endorsed calls by US President Barack Obama for a world without nuclear weapons. "We are all committed to seeking a safer world for all and to creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons, in accordance with the goals...
  • US to push countries to sign CTBT and for FMCT June 9, 2009

    Washington: The United States would launch an aggressive diplomatic effort to pursue countries like India, Pakistan and Israel to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and thus bring it into force, President Barack Obama's new trouble-shooter for non-proliferation said on Monday. Testifying before Senate Foreign Relations Committee, former Democrat Congress...
  • America will get strict with CTBT: Robert Blackwill May 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill on Monday called for frequent bilateral strategic policy dialogue pertaining to geo-political and trade issues between India and the US. “As US-India trade and investment in the coming few years will become more important than ever, I strongly encourage CII and the...
  • Mind games: Before NSG meet, CTBT becomes an issue August 21, 2008

    Vienna: Hours before the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meet in Vienna to discuss the India-specific waiver, there is immense pressure on India to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). “I urge the countries, which have not signed the CTBT, to do so,” says executive secretary, Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty...