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India Balks at Nonproliferation Treaty

India will not sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in its present form because of gaps allowing exports of nuclear materials in the region, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday in his first statement on the country’s nuclear policy since he took power in May.India has said it opposes all nuclear weapons and refuses to sign the treaty because, in its view, it seeks to restrict nuclear weapons to a few countries rather than eliminate them completely. Singh stood behind that stance, saying India was “fulfilling all the responsibilities of a nuclear power and is acting with due restraint” but would not accede to a treaty allowing its neighbors to export nuclear materials.Full Story

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