India Subscribes to The Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 2, 2016


On June 1, India became the 138th Subscribing State to the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (HCOC). The United States welcomes this step by India and calls on all countries who have not yet done so to subscribe to the HCOC. The HCOC is a voluntary mechanism that has built a broad international predisposition against ballistic missile proliferation and promotes transparency and confidence building, including through the Subscribing States’ commitment to submit pre-launch notifications and annual declarations of their relevant policies. India's subscription reinforces its support for international missile nonproliferation and will help increase transparency and strengthen security.