India foils China's attempt to bring resolution against AUKUS at IAEA

India foils China's attempt to bring resolution against AUKUS at IAEA

India's role helped many smaller countries take a clear stand on the Chinese proposal, realizing that the resolution would not get majority support, China withdrew the draft resolution

ANIUpdated: Saturday, October 01, 2022, 02:15 PM IST
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Vienna: India's deft diplomacy at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) forced China to withdraw its resolution against the AUKUS.

According to sources, the "General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held in Vienna from September 26-30, 2022. China tried to get a resolution passed against the AUKUS for seeking to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines (but armed with conventional weapons).

China argued that this initiative was in violation of its responsibilities under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It also criticized the role of the IAEA in this regard. India took an objective view of the initiative, recognising the soundness of the technical evaluation by the IAEA. The Indian Mission to the IAEA in Vienna worked closely with many IAEA member states in this regard.

India's considered role helped many smaller countries take a clear stand on the Chinese proposal. Realizing that its resolution would not get majority support, China withdrew its draft resolution on September 30.

Interestingly, the Chinese were confident enough of the success on September 28 to get Global Times to issue an article on the subject. India's deft and impactful diplomacy was deeply appreciated by IAEA member states, particularly the AUKUS partners.

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