On a serious note, India draws contemplation towards the Nexus of North Korea and Pakistan’s nuclear-missile and said that the international community should take action against people responsible for such type of deals.
According to India’s principal disarmament affairs diplomat, Amandeep Singh Gill, “The international community should take a united stand against those who indulge in or benefit from clandestine (nuclear) proliferation linkages.” He gave the words to General Assembly’s Committee.
Showing his concern over activities of nuclear, he further said, “India also remains concerned about the proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies, which has adversely impacted India’s national security.”
Without revealing any name, his words were enough to target Pyongyang’s nuclear tests. Abdul Qadeer Khan, an atomic scientist of Islamabad have been traded missile for nuclear tests.
Moreover, the United States and international media have also confirmed the Pakistan’s cooperation in nuclear-for-missile technologies.
Earlier a month, External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj while participating in a trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono took the call for initiating the investigation for nuclear-for-missile ties between those two countries. And now, the statement of Swaraj has been followed by Amandeep Singh Gill.
Even Swaraj didn’t name the Pakistan but her target was clearly towards the two countries. In the Conference on Disarmament, Gill said: “It is a matter of deep concern that DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) has acted in violation of its international commitments. We call upon DPRK to refrain from such actions which adversely impact peace and stability in the region and beyond.”
Gill also condemned the efforts of ‘New Agenda Coalition’ that includes Mexico and five other countries who wants India to not test nuclear weapons and sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Gill was also quoted saying, “The question of India joining the NPT as NNWS (non-nuclear weapon states) does not arise. At the same time, we support upholding and strengthening global non-proliferation objectives.”
On Wednesday, Mexico’s Alternate Permanent Representative Juan Sandoval Mendiolea said, “India, Israel, and Pakistan to accede to the (Non-Proliferation) Treaty as non-nuclear-weapon States promptly and without conditions, and to all their nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.” Mendiolea spoke on behalf of countries Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and Mexico.
“We have updated our agenda and we hope our friends will renew theirs and focus on the real implementation deficits on non-proliferation and disarmament,” Gill further stated.
While talking about being a party to NPT, Gill told that “India abides by the principles and objectives of the NPT, including its nuclear disarmament aspirations. India is committed to making its contribution to strengthening non-proliferation.”
In Gill’s eyes, India’s commitment is as a responsible nuclear power to a policy of credible minimum deterrence based on a No First Use posture and non-use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states”.
“We remain committed to maintaining a unilateral voluntary moratorium on nuclear explosive testing,” at last Gill added.