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EMPLOYMENT-Against Conventional Wisdom

of a non-proliferation regime when the negotiations which led to the NPT began. However, when the US and other nulcear states proposed the present framework of the treaty, it more or less withdrew from further involvement, refusing to sign (he treaty on the ground that it was discriminatory to third world nations which. like India, had established large, well developed civilian nuclear programmes. The debate in India, therefore, centred on whether India should or should not participate in the review meeting. However, as some commentators have pointed out, such a position completely foreclosed discussion of the possibility of strengthening the disarmament process and obtaining concessions from the nuclear nations. Indonesia as the head of the NAM and South Africa put forward proposals for a short-term extension of NPT with periodic review which were unacceptable to the assembly. Some unsuccessful attempts were also made to ensure a time-limit for nuclear nations to reduce nuclear arms. However, within a framework which was committed to opposing the NPT there were few options. The continuation of the treaty in perpetuity with little or no change is the inevitable outcome of not considering multiple options and of NAM

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