India becomes member of non-proliferation regime Australia Group
After gaining entry into two export control regimes - MTCR and Wassenaar, India joined the Australia Group (AG), which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons.
"On 19 January 2018 India formally became the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG), the cooperative and voluntary group of countries working to counter the spread of materials, equipment, and technologies that could contribute to the development or acquisition of chemical and biological weapons (CBW) by states or terrorist groups" .
India is now a member of the Missile Technology Control Regime, the Wassenaar Arrangement and now the Australia Group, three of four non-proliferation regimes.
India joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in 2016 and the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) last year.
Australia Capital: Canberra
Currency: Australian dollar
AG: Australia Group which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons. Established in 1985
India External affairs ministry spokesperson: Raveesh Kumar
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