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QUESTION NO.1804 CHINESE PROLIFERATION

September 21, 2020

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1804
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21.09.2020

CHINESE PROLIFERATION

1804. SHRI SANJAY SADASHIVRAO MANDLIK:
SHRI SHRIRANG APPA BARNE:
SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO:
SHRI SUDHEER GUPTA:

Will the Minister of External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Indian authorities have seized a dual use autoclave/instrument with military applications from a Pakistan bound Chinese merchant vessel near Kandla port recently and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Ministry has conveyed its concern to the Chinese Government regarding possible proliferation due to misuse of these Chinese entities; and

(c) if so, the details and the response of the Chinese Government/Authorities in this regard including the steps taken by the Government on the issue?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (c) Indian authorities seized an autoclave, which is a dual-use controlled item and was mis-declared by the vessel at the Kandla port. We conveyed our proliferation concerns to the Chinese side.

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