India not going to join NPT ‘for quite some time’: US


Washington, DC: The United States on April 7 said India is not going to join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) “for quite some time,” but wanted New Delhi to work with the Obama administration to strengthen the non-proliferation regime.
A day after the US underlined its determination to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime, a top US official said Washington would not push New Delhi to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) until it is ratified by the American Senate.
Appreciating India’s principled opposition to the NPT, Robert J. Einhorn, Special US Advisor, Non-proliferation and Arms Control, said that New Delhi is unlikely to join the pact. Einhorn said the administration “appreciates and understands” India’s attitude toward NPT.
Einhorn made it clear that the White House would not push India to sign CTBT until it is ratified by the Senate.

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