Missile Technology Control Regime

The Missile Technology Control Regime at a Glance

➢ 35 nation (India is 35th member) grouping that controls export of missile technology,
including drones
➢ Setup in 1987 by the G7 countries
➢ Aims to limit the proliferation of missile and other unmanned delivery systems that
could be used for chemical or nuclear attacks
➢ It is an informal and voluntary partnership between 35 countries which urge each
other to restrict their missile export and technologies capable of carrying a 500
kilogram payload a minimum of 300 kilometers
➢ India has become 35th member of MTCR in June 2016

Benefits  of  Missile Technology Control Regime to India:

➢ Would help India is getting access to world-class technology
➢ It would have also allowed India to export its own technology to countries that
company with MTCR
➢ MTCR membership would improve India’s stature among world nations, especially
because India is a non signatory of both NPT and CTBT that are necessary for
➢ India will get to play a role in decision making process of the global body; it would
help India to address some of our concerts especially with Pakistan’s nuclear
program and promote our interest
➢ India can also sell Thorium which is abundant in India
➢ It will be a big step in opening doors for India’s entry into other nuclear regimes it is
eyeing for (NSG, Australia Group and Wassenaar Group)

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