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India joins Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

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India jointly consolidated Hague Code of Conduct in opposition to Ballistic Missile Proliferation which was apprised by HCoC Central Contact which is situated in Vienna.

About HCOC:

  • Non-mandatory, legal non-binding international confidence building.hague-code-of-conduct
  • Immediate action to prevent the expansion of ballistic missile, as a sign of tool for the mass destruction
  • It is jointly combined with Code signals to increase the power of global non-proliferation tasks.

Delhi has combined with HCOC for elevating India’s membership application towards desired Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)

Boosting the powers at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

The participants counts has increased from 96 to 138

The NSG plenary meeting will be held in Seoul in June 2016

The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC)

  • Founded on 25 November 2002
  • Focus: To Prevent the proliferation of ballistic missiles

Key Aspects:                                                                                 

  • HCOC is founded to regulate access to Ballistic missile which able to deliver weapons of mass destruction
  • HCOC is the multilateral code in the area of disarmament
  • Instrument to verify the spread of ballistic missiles
  • The HCOC not intended ban ballistic missiles and works toward to restraint their production, testing, and export

The Hague, Austria works as the Immediate Central Contact (Executive Secretariat) and therefore coordinates the information exchange of the HCOC.

Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) has a similar mission, it is an export group with only 34 members.