India joins Australia Group export control regime
India has become the 43rd member of the Australia Group export control regime on January 19, 2018. The inclusion is expected to raise India’s stature in the field of non-proliferation and help in acquiring critical technologies. With this, India has managed entry into Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group despite not being a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).The Australia Group is an informal forum which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.
Topics: Arms control • Australia Group • Export • Intergovernmental organizations • Law by country • Missile Technology Control Regime • Nuclear proliferation • Nuclear Suppliers Group • Nuclear weapons • Politics by country • Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons • Wassenaar Arrangement