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Rajiv Nayan’s work Published in Jane's Intelligence Review

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  • January 27, 2012

    Senior Research Associate, IDSA, Dr Rajiv Nayan’s analytical piece ‘Coming clean - India's export control regime’ has been published in Jane's Intelligence Review. The report traces the development of India's export controls and reviews their effectiveness in relation to its nuclear programme.


    Australia's 5 December 2011 decision to lift its longstanding ban on exporting uranium to India is testament to the country's growing reputation as a responsible host of sensitive goods and technologies, rather than a rogue nuclear state. This is due in part to India's efforts to enhance and strengthen its export control regulations and practices in line with international non-proliferation standards.

    India's export controls are entering a new phase of maturity. The country has, in recent years, gradually adopted internationally recognised 'best practices' for controlling the export of sensitive goods with potential military or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) ramifications. India has also built a legal framework that provides statutory authority to the regulatory and institutional structures that íimplement and enforce its export regulations.Although India has engaged with major multilateral export control bodies, it continues to seek accommodation from the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG, nuclear supplier countries that seek to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports) as New Delhi looks to expand its nuclear power generation without joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Given India's relatively advanced nuclear capabilities, the country's ability to manage and regulate the export of sensitive goods and technologies is particularly relevant to the international non-proliferation regime.

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