|NATO Established:||4th April 1949 (Washington D.C. The United States).|
|NATO Members:||30 Members.|
|NATO Headquarters:||Brussels, Belgium.|
|Organization Type:||Security Treaty.|
|NATO Secretary-General:||Jens Stoltenberg (Norway).|
|Official Languages:||English, French.|
|Purpose:||Safety and security of member countries.|
NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is also called North Atlantic Treaty. NATO is an intergovernmental political and military alliance of 28 European countries and 2 North American countries.
The treaty was signed on 4th April 1949 in Washington D.C. The United States.
Currently, NATO comprises 30 member states, 28 European countries and 2 North American countries. The list of NATO members is given below.
The main objective of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of all its members by political and military means.
The greatest responsibility of the alliance is to protect and defend NATO's territory and populations.
NATO's Article 5 states that an attack on one member is an attack on all.
The official languages of the NATO are English, French.
The headquarters of NATO is situated in Brussels, Belgium.
In this case, article 8 of NATO come into force.
If any NATO member attacks another NATO member, it breaks article 8 of NATO and therefore will be expelled from NATO. Then the expelled country will be treated as a non-NATO country.
India is not a member of NATO because India is located in Asia, and NATO is the North Atlantic treaty organization. Also, India is not a signatory of any military treaty.