India conveys its commitment towards non-proliferation to NSG

August 21st, 2008 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Vienna, Aug 21 (ANI): The members of the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in Vienna were on Thursday given a special briefing by India to convey its commitment towards non-proliferation.
Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon led the Indian delegation and cited the country’’s impeccable track record with regard to non-proliferation and asserted that the waiver will not in any way weaken the global non-proliferation regime.
The Prime Ministers special envoy Shyam Saran and senior officials of the Department of Atomic Energy accompanied Menon to Vienna.
He pointed out to the NSG members that India has a strict export control regime in place besides other measures to guard against transfer of dual-use technology or nuclear fuel to ineligible entities.
Almost all members of the nuclear cartel were present at the Vienna International Centre where the special briefing was held soon after the first session of the two-day meeting of the NSG to consider waiver for India.
Earlier on July 18, Menon had briefed the NSG countries along with members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors just before its meeting on August 1.
This is the second briefing by India for the NSG countries collectively in over two months. (ANI)

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