Q. With reference to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) consider the following statements:
1.Its objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology around the world.
2.India and Israel are the signatories to this treaty.
Select the correct statements using the code given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) is an international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.

Statement 2: India, Pakistan, Israel, South Sudan and North Korea are not the signatories of this treaty.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-npt-is-beginning-to-look-shaky/article65842423.ece