No change in India’s nuclear doctrine: MEA

“There has been no change in India’s nuclear doctrine,” Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said in the Lok Sabha

March 04, 2020 05:10 pm | Updated 05:11 pm IST - New Delhi

Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan.

Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan.

There has been no change in India’s nuclear doctrine , the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on March 4.

Also read | Unclear doctrine: On ‘No First Use’ nuclear policy

Responding to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said India is committed to maintaining credible minimum deterrence and the policy of no-first use of nuclear weapons .

“There has been no change in India’s nuclear doctrine,” he said.

India has a declared nuclear no-first-use policy under which a country cannot use nuclear weapons as a means of warfare unless first attacked by nuclear weapons.

Top News Today

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.