NEW DELHI: India has said its support for global, non-discriminatory, verifiable nuclear disarmament in a time-bound manner remains firm.
Nuclear disarmament can be achieved by “a step-by-step process underwritten by a universal commitment and an agreed multilateral framework that is global and non-discriminatory”, said Pankaj Sharma, Joint Secretary (D&ISA) at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco, in Mexico City.
The Treaty of Tlatelolco is the conventional name given to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean.
He said, “India’s support for global, non-discriminatory, verifiable nuclear disarmament in a time bound manner remains firm.”
“Reducing the salience of nuclear weapons in international affairs and security doctrines, with the aim of increasing restraints on the use of nuclear weapons can be an essential first step,” Sharma added. (AGENCIES)