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India becomes 35th member of MTCR

India has become the 35th country to gain membership into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) which sets guidelines to control the production and delivery of missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles capable of mass destruction. It was accepted after a consensus decision taken by the other pre-existing member nations. The External Affairs Ministry in a statement said India's entry into the regime as its thirty-fifth member would be mutually beneficial in the furtherance of international non-proliferation objectives.
MTCR membership will now enable India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia. The aim of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles and related technology forthose systems capable of carrying a 500 kilograms payload for at least 300 kilometres, as well as systems intended for the delivery of weapons of mass destruction. The group was established in April 1987 by the G-7 countries.


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