India has proposed an international convention for "complete prohibition" of the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, said a report by the official Press Trust of India news agency on Saturday, reported Xinhua.
The report said the purpose of the Indian proposal, made at an international security conference in Germany Friday, is aimed at reducing "dangers posed by the arsenal to the humanity."
India blasted a nuclear bomb in 1998, officially announcing its status as a nuclear power state.
The report said India's National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan told a conference in Munich that India "has been, and still remains, a strong and unwavering advocate of global verifiable and non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament".
This policy reflects "the passionate advocacy of nuclear disarmament" by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, said the Indian official."Even today, India is perhaps the only nuclear weapons State to express its readiness to negotiate a Nuclear Weapons Convention leading to global, non-discriminatory and verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons," the report quoted him as saying.