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Monday, February 14, 2005

Sign NPT? No way..

An article on Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in TOI provides a better picture about India's reluctance to sign this treaty. Even though the basic idea of NPT is noble, I find the discriminatory regulations of the treaty repulsive. Further, as far as nuclear weapons research is concerned, India is at a cross-road from where it can't turn back just because such a partisan treaty, as NPT is, says so. If India signs the treaty, then it would call for destroying all of India's nuclear arsenal, since India would have to sign it as a Non-Nuclear Weapon States (NNWS). However, the 5 Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) have every right in this universe to not to destroy their nuclear weapons, simply because they tested their weapons before January 1967. Further, the presence of loopholes in such treaties makes it worthless to follow. Iran and North Korea seem to be taking advantage of these loopholes. As a matter of fact, US, one of the 5 NWS, itself, has backed away from a number of elements of the treaty on grounds of security reasons. Reports of China, one of the 5 NWS, aiding Pakistan in developing nuclear weapons are aplenty. Such a pact is nothing, but another so-called legal way for the developed nations to have an upper-hand on the developing and the under-developed nations.

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