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India has become the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime

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India amalgamated in Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as a complete member to enlighten in high end missile technology.

Venue and date: New Delhi, 27 of June 2016

Purpose: Mutual benefits in intensifying global non-proliferation norms and to enlighten in high end missile technologymtcr

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar signed a pact on multilateral export control regime for the first time

Foreign Delegates:

  • France’s Ambassador-designate Alexandre Ziegler
  • The Netherlands’ Ambassador Alphonsus Stoelinga
  • Luxembourg’s Charge d’Affaires Laure Huberty

Features of the Agreement:                           

  • India would felicitated and thanked other 34 members for their reinforcement in India’s membership
  • The MTCR main focus in Paris has bring the decision based on India’s succession to the regime through the French Embassy in New Delhi
  • It deals with Embassies of The Netherlands and Luxembourg


  • Leads to an unsuccessful bid to become a complete member of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
  • Inflexible hostility between China and other countries
  • China obstructs India’s entry of 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

Target Features of MTCR:

  • Capacity of carrying a 500 kg payload for at least 300 km
  • Unmanned air vehicles and related technology
  • Regulating the proliferation of missiles
  • Complete rocket systems

About Missile Technology Control Regime:

  • Established in 1987
  • Voluntary and Informal organisation


  • Limiting the spread of ballistic missiles and other unmanned delivery systems
  • It is used for chemical, biological, and nuclear attacks