New Delhi: After India suffered a diplomatic snub pertaining to its membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the non-NPT country is now set to join another club which is being considered as a viable alternative to the NSG.
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which was established to prevent the proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle, will officially induct India into the group next week.
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, who visited China and Korea to talk about India and the NSG, will be signing India in a ceremony attended by the MTCR chair troika.
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) was established in April 1987 by the G7 countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Great Britain, and the United States. The MTCR was created in order to curb the spread of unmanned delivery systems for nuclear weapons, specifically delivery systems that could carry a minimum payload of 500 kg for a minimum of 300 km, according to sources.