and like-minded countries in Indopazifik. However, India has not signed either the CTBT or the Non-Proliferation Treaty and affirms the discriminatory nature of the treaty, which allows the world`s five declared nuclear countries to retain their nuclear arsenals and develop them with the help of computer simulation tests. Prior to its nuclear tests, India had insisted that all countries in the world destroy nuclear weapons within a time frame. This has not been approved by the United States and some other countries. At present, India has declared its policy of «non-first use of nuclear weapons» and maintenance of a «credible nuclear deterrent». The United States, led by President George W. Bush, has also lifted most of its sanctions against India and resumed military cooperation.