This treaty bans completely all anti-personnel landmines or AP-mines). In May 2009 there were 156 States Parties to this treaty. In 2009, Rwanda became the first nation to be landmine free. Please note that there are 37 countries which are not party to the Convention. India is also one among them. The prominent countries not a party to this convention are People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Egypt, Finland, India, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Syria and the United States.