TOKYO— Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, in the first speech to Japan’s parliament by an Indian leader, today called for the elimination of nuclear weapons and said Japan and India share “the deep conviction” to achieve that goal.

“We must not forget the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” Gandhi told a joint session of the Diet (Parliament). “That deep wound in human spirit can heal only with the elimination of nuclear weapons.” 4 During talks Thursday with Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, Gandhi said he would not sign the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, because it was discriminatory.

Article extracted from this publication >>  December 6, 1985