India Becomes a Subscribing State to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC)
June 3, 2016
1. On June 1, India became a Subcribing State to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC), making the current number of Subscribing States 138.
2. Japan has, for promoting the activities of the HCOC, emphasized the importance of increasing the number of Subscribing States. In particular, Japan has encouraged the subscription of major countries in the Asian region who possess ballistic missiles.
3. Japan welcomes the India’s subscription, not only because it is in accordance with our nation’s position, but also because it will contribute to the reinforcement of the non-proliferation regime of the Asian region. Japan will continue initiatives to increase the number of states subscribing to the HCOC.