India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: India takes nuclear non-proliferation very seriously and unlike some of its neighbours, it does not believe in «dirty bombs», Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharamanhas said, in an oblique reference to Pakistan.
Sitharaman, while speaking at a book release function here, said India is complying with nuclear non-proliferation regulations despite not being a signatory to the non-proliferation treaty (NPT).

«We are signing nuclear treaties as a commitment to non-proliferation and are not supportive of illegal spread,» she said.

«Unlike some of our neighbours, India does not believe in dirty bombs, we take non-proliferation very seriously,» she added.

Sitharaman also said infiltration bids from across the border with Pakistan have «not come down».