Indian Foreign Minister Natwar Singh says New Delhi wants tighter global rules for nuclear non-proliferation, and he accuses the world's leading powers of failing to halt nuclear black market trade.
Speaking in New Delhi today (Monday), Mr. Singh said the international community is "inconsistent and discriminatory" in its approach to enforcing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
India and Pakistan have not signed the 1968 treaty, which is up for review at an international conference in May in New York.
Regarding illegal nuclear trade, Mr. Singh said authorities are not paying enough attention to sources of supply and are selectively focusing on the recipients.
Mr. Singh did not name any country, but New Delhi has accused the United States of overlooking Pakistan's role in the spread of nuclear weapons technology.
Pakistan is a key ally in the U.S. - led war on terrorism.