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2019 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on 26th of September to provide an occasion for world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as high priority.  

INF missile treaty

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Treaty was an arms control treaty signed between the U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev on 8 December 1987 and it came into effect after its ratification in 1988. What was the treaty? The treaty had banned the intermediate range (500?1,000 kilometers) weapons of both two nations. ..

India hosts first-ever Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme

On January 14, the first-ever Annual Disarmament and International Security Affairs Fellowship Programme has started at the Foreign Services Institute in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by the United Nations under-secretary-general and high representative for disarmament affairs Izumi Nakamitsu and foreign secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale. Young Diplomats from 27 countries are participating in the Fellowship ..

Pankaj Sharma appointed as India’s Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament

Pankaj Sharma has been appointed India’s Ambassador & permanent representative to United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. Sharma is currently the joint secretary (Disarmament and International Security Division) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will replace Amandeep Gill.

2018 International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is observed every year on September 26 to provide an opportunity to educate the public – and their leaders – about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic costs of perpetuating them. The day provides an occasion for the world ..