Germany claims India may sign CTBT

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  1. ajtr

    ajtr Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    This news if true will surely cap india's strategic nuke program.

    Germany claims India may sign CTBT




    New Delhi: Germany, a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Monday said it was encouraged by signs that India could be willing to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and sought closer cooperation with India in combating terrorism.
    br> Non-proliferation and disarmament were among global issues that were discussed between External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle.



    The visiting German minister said he also discussed with Krishna the UN Security Council reforms, counter-terror cooperation, the Iranian nuclear issue and intensification of economic ties.
    br> Lauding India's contribution to "non-proliferation", Westerwelle said: "We are encouraged by signs that India could be willing to sign the CTBT. We will like India to move even closer to the global nuclear non-proliferation order," he told reporters after the talks.

    Germany supported global exemption for India in the NSG in September 2008. India adheres to a voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing, but has refused to sign the CTBT on grounds that it is discriminatory and tends to divide the world into the nuclear haves and have-nots.
     
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  3. smartindian

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    india should not sign ctbt until we have a reliable hydrogen bomb, at least we have test our hydrogen bomb once before signing ctbt
     
  4. ajtr

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    India already has reliable hydrogen bumb. only thing is that india must not sign any treaties like FMCT/CTBT/NPT untill they remain discriminatory.world has to accept india as 6th offical nuke power and bestow it with permanent unsc after that only ibdia should sign any of those treaties.
     
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    Well one thing is clear, I think U.S. too has signed the CTBT and other nuke related treaties, but they perform Nuke testing's. INDIA should not sign CTBT even if the U.S. offers us the much advanced nuke technology or what so ever may be the reason. The U.S. think they are the most cleverest among all the other countries in the world. My point is how does the U.N. accept the test's conducted by the U.S. only and why do they raise against other countries. This happent in the case of INDIA, PAKISTAN, IRAN and other countries which have not signed any treaties. Even though the Americans have signed(if they have signed as I think they have) they don't any sanctions against them. Think the U.N. is completely under the control of the U.S. and they wave their tails according to the U.S.
     
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    why should we sign a treaty that is yet to b ratified by general assembly
     
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    Nonsense report. We wont sign it.

    We didn't sign it earlier on so why will we sign now when we have upper hand ?
     
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    Germany hopeful India will sign CTBT


    Germany, a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, on Monday said it was encouraged by signs that India could be willing to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) and sought closer cooperation with India in combating terrorism.

    Non-proliferation and disarmament were among global issues that were discussed between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle. The visiting German minister said he also discussed with Krishna the UN Security Council reforms, counter-terror cooperation, the Iranian nuclear issue and intensification of economic ties.

    Lauding India’s contribution to “non-proliferation”, Westerwelle said, “We are encouraged by signs that India could be willing to sign the CTBT. We would like India to move even closer to the global nuclear non-proliferation order.”

    Germany had supported global exemption for India in the NSG in September 2008. India adheres to a voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing, but has refused to sign the CTBT on the grounds that it is discriminatory and tends to divide the world into the nuclear haves and have-nots.Westerwelle, who arrived days after Germany and India won the elections for the UNSC non-permanent seats, said the two countries would be “consulting (each other) closely” on the issue of UN permanent membership, and the G-4 countries would be meeting in the next few months for developing a strategy.

    The German Foreign Minister also met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma.

    The two sides discussed issues of climate change, Afghanistan and enhancing relations between India and the European Union.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Germans can keep hoping that we will sign the CTBT without a permanent seat in UNSC and recognition and 6th nuclear power of the planet. West is getting desperate to tame India now...LOL
     
  10. LETHALFORCE

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    This is highly unlikely with the pakistan-china nuclear deal possibly going thru.
     
  11. S.A.T.A

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    You may never know what is the source of this German hope.The UPA govt cannot be trusted, perhaps they have sent certain feelers which has raised such hopes and what with obama's scheduled visit to India(didn't he win the Nobel prize for Nuclear disarmament effort or was just because he replace Bush)...UPA govt has been making repeated statements to the effect that India will not stand in the way of CTBT entering into force.Wait and watch
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    ^^I don't think the UPA will dare to do that... the opposition will go bonkers. This would be the final log in UPA's pyre for future elections.
     

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