India welcomes joint assertion by US, UK, Russia, France and China on stopping nuclear battle – Occasions of India

NEW DELHI: India on Friday welcomed a joint pledge by the US, the UK, China, Russia and France to forestall the unfold of atomic nuclear weapons and asserted that it stays dedicated to the objective of common, non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament.
In a uncommon joint assertion, the UN Safety Council’s 5 everlasting members (the P5) on Monday mentioned a nuclear battle can’t be received and mustn’t ever be fought and vowed to forestall the unfold of atomic weapons.
Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson within the Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) mentioned that as a accountable nuclear weapon state, India has a doctrine of sustaining a reputable minimal deterrence primarily based on a ‘no first use’ posture and non-use of nuclear weapons towards non-nuclear-weapon states.
He mentioned India stays dedicated to the objective of common, non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament.
“We welcome the Joint Assertion this week, which reaffirms the significance of addressing nuclear threats, and underscores the need to work in direction of making a safety atmosphere extra conducive to progress on disarmament with the last word objective of a world with out nuclear weapons with undiminished safety for all,” he mentioned.
Bagchi was responding to a media question on the joint assertion.
He mentioned India’s annual decision on the UN Basic Meeting (UNGA) on ‘Lowering Nuclear Hazard’ requires steps to cut back the chance of unintentional or unintended use of nuclear weapons, together with by way of “de-alerting and de-targeting” of nuclear weapons.
“Our annual decision on a ‘Conference on the Prohibition of the usage of Nuclear Weapons’ seeks the graduation of negotiations within the Convention on Disarmament on a world conference prohibiting the use or menace of use of nuclear weapons underneath any circumstances,” he mentioned.
“Each resolutions are adopted with substantive help on the UNGA. India will proceed to contribute additional to the worldwide nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation agenda,” he added.

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