Rajiv Gandhi Plan on Nuke Disarmament Relevant After 30 Years

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By Kumar Sundaram

Rajiv Gandhi’s global nuclear disarmament plan presented at the UN thirty years ago remains, till date, the only available plan on the subject ever presented by the head of a government to the UN

Thirty years ago on this day, the then Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, presented the most comprehensive proposal for global nuclear disarmament at the United Nations. In line with India’s decades-long pursuit of a world free of nuclear weapons, the ‘Action Plan for a Nuclear Weapon Free and Non-Violent World Order’ sought a universal, comprehensive, and legally-binding commitment to the staged elimination of nuclear weapons within a defined time-frame.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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