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NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

August 24, 2016
NSG and China’s Grand Strategic Flip-flops: Some Plausible Explanations

Given that the NSG may not be able to withhold the India membership question for long, in spite of China’s inconsistent positions, it would be unwise on India’s part to forfeit any advantage it has on the SCS issue.

The Roadmap for India’s Nuclear Security

September 2016

A watershed moment for nuclear security was reached when global leaders from more than 50 countries including India and other organisations met successively over six years (2010–2016) to develop an effective and sustainable plan for global nuclear security. At the end of six years, much has been accomplished to improve and upgrade nuclear security in several countries. Despite this perseverance, threats to nuclear security still remain undiminished, primarily because wrong people nursing a malicious agenda desire nuclear and radiological materials.

India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

July 06, 2016
India’s NSG Bid: Let’s Set the Record Straight

Membership in the NSG is essential to safeguard future Indian interests in nuclear commerce, even if it is not a necessary condition for India to engage in nuclear exports.

India's NSG Bid – The Way Forward

June 27, 2016
India's NSG Bid – The Way Forward

Until the next plenary in Switzerland in 2017 or the interim meeting before the end of 2016, India should actively engage with all members and particularly with those who have expressed doubts or raised queries, including China.

Pakistan’s NSG Application

June 21, 2016
Pakistan’s NSG Application

There is no documentary evidence to substantiate the Pakistani claim that Pakistan had entered into any voluntary safeguards agreement with the IAEA in respect of KANUPP.

Why is NSG Membership important for India?

June 21, 2016
India's NSG Membership

India is keen to become a member of the NSG and other export control regimes so as to expand its nuclear power generation and enter the export market.

China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

April 22, 2016
China Remains a Proliferation Concern in the Indian Subcontinent

China’s continuing complicity in nuclear proliferation networks would weaken the global nuclear security regime. Hence, China must cooperate with the international community for reinvesting the benefits achieved by the Nuclear Security Summit process, and help develop stronger nuclear security architecture in the Indian subcontinent.

The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers on Notice

April 06, 2016
The Clarion Call from the Atolls: Marshall Islands Puts the Nuclear Powers on Notice

The pivotal question is whether a judicial intervention, in the absence of any political stimulus, can make a meaningful difference to the disarmament movement.

Moving Cyber from the Orbit to the Nucleus of the Nuclear Security Summit

March 30, 2016
Moving Cyber from the Orbit to the Nucleus of the Nuclear Security Summit

Along with physical and system operational security at nuclear power plants, cybersecurity of electronic assets and computer/ICS networks have also become a major concern.

The North Korean Nuclear Test: Quest for Deterrence

January 22, 2016

The January 6 ‘thermonuclear’ test is the fourth in the series of nuclear tests in North Korea’s consistent quest to attain credible deterrence against the United States.

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