Prelims 1003

India is member of which of the following export control groups in the world:
1. The Australia Group
2. Wassenaar Arrangement
3. Nuclear Suppliers Group
4. The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
1, 2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 4 only
2 and 4 only
1 and 4 only
Explanation :
• India is now part of three of the four key export control groups in the worlD.
Australia Group, an informal bloc of countries that keeps a tight control over exports of substances used in making of chemical weapons, admits India as its 43rd member.
The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)—an informal and voluntary partnership among 35 countries that regulates trade in sensitive equipment and technologies to ensure there is no proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology capable of carrying payloads above 500kg for more than 300km.
India joined the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, which is also an informal grouping of 42 countries.
The only export control group that India is not a part of is the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), which controls the export of sensitive nuclear technologies and equipment, with the aim of preventing nuclear weapons’ proliferation