QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1826 times:
I have a Model United Nations (MUN) confernence this week, and I was wondering about the reasons for why India & Pakistan haven't signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, as the NPT is an issue in the conference; several countries with nuclear weapons (France, UK, USA, etc) have signed the treaty despite having nuclear weapons, so why can't India and Pakistan sign it as well? Especially since India has the first-strike ban policy in place.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1814 times:
India and Pakistan CANT sign the NPT and retain nuclear weapons. THe treaty only legally allows for 5 nations to retain nuclear weapons, those that tested them before 1967: US, Soviet Union (and spin offs), UK, France and China. All other nations agree to give up nuclear weapons on signing the NPT.
Aseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
those having slightest of doubt where the whole scenario is heading, read this
India invited to join international N-project
New Delhi, December 6: In a landmark development, the US and other partners in International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project have decided to invite India as a full partner in the ambitious multi-billion energy venture.
"The US and its ITER partners -- the European Union, Russia, Japan, South Korea and China -- agreed at the ITER negotiations meeting in Jeju, South Korea, to invite India as a full partner," a US Embassy release said here today.
It said the US strongly supported India's application to join the project, ensuring the final agreement.