France welcomes India as MTCR member

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) France on Monday welcomed India joining as the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), saying New Delhi’s participation will contribute to better regulating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.

“France welcomes India’s commitment to combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems,” said a statement from the French embassy here, quoting the spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

“As of June 27, India is participating in the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). France has actively supported its adherence, towards which we have worked jointly.

“India’s adherence will contribute to better regulating the proliferation of equipment that could be used in missiles or drones capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction,” it said.

–IANS

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