Showing posts with label एनएसजी. Show all posts
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

एनएसजी का कड़वा सबक

इस साल यदि एनएसजी की एक और बैठक होने वाली है, तो इसका मतलब यह हुआ कि भारत की सदस्यता का मामला रंग पकड़ रहा है। बैठक नहीं भी हो तब भी कमसे कम इतना हुआ कि एनएसजी ने अनौपचारिक रूप से इस बात को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए अर्जेंटीना के राजदूत राफेल गोसी को अपना प्रतिनिधि नियु्क्त किया है। इस प्रकार के समूहों में सदस्यता पाना इतना सरल नहीं है, जितना हम मानकर चल रहे हैं। सबसे महत्वपूर्ण बात यह है कि यह समूह भारत के पहले अणु विस्फोट की प्रतिक्रिया में ही बना था। फिर भी यह कहा जा सकता है कि भारत सरकार ने इसका जितना प्रचार किया, उसे देखते हुए लगता है कि भारत की कोई बड़ी हार हो गई है। जबकि ऐसा कुछ है नहीं।

Thursday, June 9, 2016

नाभिकीय अप्रसार और भारत

The New York Times Trips Up on India and the NSG

India must be held accountable for the commitments it made in 2005, when the nuclear deal with the United States was first struck, and not for the sins of others.

The New York Times is free to take whatever position it likes on any issue and if it believes India should not be admitted into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, it has every right to write an editorial advocating ‘No Exceptions for a Nuclear India’.

What it ought not to do is build its argument on faulty analysis, misrepresentation and factual inaccuracies. What follows is a paragraph-by-paragraph explanation of how the newspaper – that I have read and liked for years – has gone wrong, horribly wrong in this editorial.

Para 1
America’s relationship with India has blossomed under President Obama, who will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week. Ideally, Mr. Obama could take advantage of the ties he has built and press for India to adhere to the standards on nuclear proliferation to which other nuclear weapons states adhere.

Here, the NYT makes a huge assumption: that there are “standards on nuclear proliferation to which other nuclear weapons states adhere” and to which India doesn’t. The ‘other nuclear weapons states’ are the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain (the N-5). The main standard to which the N-5 are meant to adhere is the prescription set out in Article 1 of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)  to not provide nuclear weapons or knowhow or assistance to non-nuclear weapon states. Article 6 also applies to them but is
non-binding: to “pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.”