NPT

  • India's commitment to peace and non-violence engrained in our DNA: PM Modi to Japan September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought to address concerns of international community over India not signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by saying that the country's commitment to peace and non-violence is engrained in the "DNA of Indian society" which is above any international treaty or processes. "India is...
  • Growing China-Pakistan nuke ties worries West June 28, 2012

    Vienna: Western states pressured China at closed-door talks last week to address concerns about its plans to expand a nuclear power plant in Pakistan and provide more information, but were rebuffed, two diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. Beijing's atomic relations with Islamabad have caused unease in Washington, Delhi and other capitals...
  • Japan says no change in its stand on India joining NPT May 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding India and Japan deciding to move forward with discussions on civil nuclear co-operation, Tokyo on Monday maintained that there was no change in its stand that New Delhi has to join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, though it is not a pre-condition for the atomic deal. "We have...
  • India sees red over China-Pak nuclear deal June 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Pakistan is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and therefore cannot legally do any nuclear business, unless it has secured a waiver from Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). Now China claims that it has got the waiver for Pakistan way back in 2004 when China joined the...
  • 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...
  • India may come under pressure from US to sign NPT May 6, 2009

    United Nations: India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel should join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the global pact meant to limit the spread of atomic weapons, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Speaking on the second day of a two-week meeting of the 189 signatories of the pact, Assistant Secretary of...
  • Iran criticises Indo-US deal, says endangers NPT October 5, 2008

    Dubai: Iran on Sunday criticised the Indo-US civil nuclear deal warning that it will "endanger" the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and trigger a "new crises" for the international community, days after New Delhi said it will not support Teheran's nuclear ambitions. Deputy head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation Mohammad...
  • Time short for N-deal, Bush hopeful of seeing it through September 9, 2008

    Washington: Time is short to see the Indo-US nuclear deal through the US Congress but US President George W Bush is hopeful. Sources in the White House have said that President Bush is hopeful of being able to push the deal through the US Congress before the end of his term...
  • Pranab Mukherjee shows angst to Chinese Foreign Min September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Disappointed with China at the NSG meet in Vienna, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee expressed his unhappiness to the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister. But can India really afford a confrontation with China for long? The Chinese Finance Minister, Yang Jiechi said, "We didn't do anything to block it....
  • 'No uranium to India' policy won't affect ties: Australia January 20, 2008

    Melbourne: Days after making it clear that it will not sell uranium to India which is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Australian government has expressed confidence that its strict policy on the issue would not affect ties with New Delhi. The ruling Labour party's policy on uranium sales...
  • Pranab talks nuke | Ties with Left June 10, 2007

    On the proposed Indo-US Nuke Deal, Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that the rights to reprocess nuclear fuel were absolutely essential and that India was negotiating with the US within the parameters established by the Parliament. Pranab Mukherjee: Reprocessing is absolutely necessary for us because we do not want to...
  • A big deal for Indo-US relations December 10, 2006

    New Delhi: The Indo-US civilian nuclear deal made it through the final hurdle, with the US Senate approving the landmark legislation that allows civilian nuclear trade with India for the first time in 30 years. On July 18, 2005, President Bush promised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to amend existing US law...
  • Not end of the N-test for India November 17, 2006

    New Delhi: Chairman Foreign Relations Committee, Dick Lugar had said "I urge my colleagues to approve the Indo-US nuclear agreement." A thumping majority that was the scale of the victory for supporters of the Indo-US Nuclear Bill in the US Senate, but others would say the real task now lies ahead. Even...
  • Sign NPT to make things easier: EU October 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Asking India to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the European Union on Friday said this will open the way to civil nuclear cooperation with Europe and make things "easier". "If India signs the NPT, then our civil nuclear cooperation will be much more efficient," European Parliament President Josep...
  • Sign NPT for uranium: Australia to India September 25, 2006

    Canberra: The Australian government said on Monday it was considering a new push by New Delhi to buy Australian uranium but it had not changed a policy that bans uranium sales to India. India has repeated a call to buy Australian uranium to help build its nuclear power industry, but Prime...