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QUESTION NO.2815 STATUS OF INDIA’S MEMBERSHIP TO MTCR

August 11, 2016

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2815
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.08.2016

STATUS OF INDIA’S MEMBERSHIP TO MTCR

2815. SHRI B.K. HARIPRASAD:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Ministry has received any official communication regarding the status of India’s membership to MTCR (Missile Technology Control Regime), If so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(b) how would this membership help in development of India’s ballistic missile development programme?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M. J. AKBAR)

(a) Yes, this Ministry received a formal communication from the Embassy of France in New Delhi on June 27, 2016 conveying the decision regarding India’s accession to the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

(b) India has an indigenous and well developed ballistic missile programme to meet national security requirements. This programme is not dependent on India’s membership of the MTCR.

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