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India formally joins MTCR as full member

India became the 35th member of the group, of which China awaits membership

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Publish Date: Jun 27 2016 9:31AM | Updated Date: Jun 27 2016 11:30AM

India formally joins MTCR as full member

India on Monday became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), just days after it failed to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) after China's opposition.

 

"India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) this morning. The MTCR Point of Contact in Paris has conveyed the decision regarding India’s accession to the regime through the Embassy of France in New Delhi as well as the Embassies of The Netherlands and Luxembourg," the Ministry of External Affairs said.

 

With this, India became the 35th member of the MTCR, of which China awaits membership. 

 

India first applied for the membership in 2008 and China in 2004.

 

"India would like to thank each of the 34 MTCR Partners for their support for the membership," the MEA added.