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Monday, January 19, 2009

"Delhi scorns to sign CTBT, NPT," The Daily Mail, January 17, 2009.

New Delhi—India has asserted that it will not sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) or Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) notwithstanding its bilateral atomic agreement with the US, which is expected to pursue these pacts during the Obama government.

  Prime Minister Gilani said Pakistan expected similar treatment as far as the US-India nuclear deal were concerned.

“We will not sign CTBT or NPT and we have made it absolutely clear to the US that we are bound by the bilateral agreement with it and India-specific safeguards with the IAEA,” External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in an interview.

His comments came while responding to remarks by incoming US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that CTBT would be a priority for the new US government.

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