Major boost: India becomes 35th member of MTCR

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In a major boost to government, India on Monday became the 35th member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said, This is the country’s first membership to a multilateral export control regime.

“In the past also, we (India) have tried to get membership into restrictive regimes so to speak. We had applied membership into Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and MTCR. At that time, many people said we will never get it. We had applied 10 years back,” Swarup had said on Sunday.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar signed the documents granting India membership to the MTCR, in the presence of the ambassadors of France, Netherlands and Luxembourg.

The MEA spokesperson thanks all 34 MTCR partners on twitter by posting:

Read More: India ready for MTCR membership, NSG option still open

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