digital desk, New Delhi. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that India welcomes the recent joint statement by China, the US, Britain, France and Russia on preventing nuclear war and avoiding an arms race.
When asked about the joint statement made on Monday, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, “We welcome the joint statement made this week, which reaffirms the importance of addressing nuclear threats and less for all.” Underscores the desire to work towards creating a more conducive security environment for progress on disarmament with the ultimate goal of a world without nuclear weapons with security.
The ministry said in a statement that as a responsible nuclear weapon country, India has the principle of maintaining a credible minimum deterrence based on no first use and non-use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states. Is.
India remains committed to the goal of universal, non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament.
India’s annual resolution on Reducing Nuclear Threats to the UNGA calls for steps to reduce the risk of inadvertent or accidental use of nuclear weapons, including de-alternating and de-targeting nuclear weapons.
According to the statement, our annual resolution to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons calls for the commencement of negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament, an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances. Both resolutions have been adopted with substantial support at the UNGA. India will continue to contribute further to the global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation agenda.
Let us tell you that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has also welcomed the joint statement issued by the five nations with the aim of stopping nuclear war and ending the arms race.
It is noteworthy that China, Russia, Britain, France and the US, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (P-5), issued a joint statement for the first time on Monday, saying that nuclear war should never happen and it cannot be won. According to the statement, nuclear war would have fatal consequences. We want to assert that nuclear weapons, no matter how long they last, should be used for defense, for de-escalation and to prevent war.
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