World nuclear order cannot be discriminatory: India

September 28, 2009 05:19 PM

India has clearly announced that he international nuclear order cannot be "discriminatory". But India has also said that it is happy with the global push for achieving a world free of atomic weapons.

Addressing the 64th session of the United Nations, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said that India welcomes the renewed global debate on achieving a world free of nuclear weapons.

"India attaches the highest priority to the goal of nuclear disarmament and has an impeccable non-proliferation record. We welcome the renewed global debate on achieving a world free of nuclear weapons,"—he said.

"The international nuclear order cannot be discriminatory. Further, States must fulfill the obligations they have undertaken,"—he added.

Krishna also made it clear that India will still be committed to a voluntary, unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing.

"We remained committed to a voluntary, unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing,"—he said.

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