India takes steps to tackle nuclear terror

Key initiatives have been taken for nuclear security, to counter nuclear smuggling and to develop technology to deter nuclear terrorism

GN Bureau | April 2, 2016


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Taking a hard stand on terrorism and nuclear smuggling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced several initiatives on the final day of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington on Friday. The summit was attended by more than 50 countries.

Here are the major announcements:
 

  1. India will counter nuclear smuggling and strengthen the national detection architecture for nuclear and radioactive material.
     
  2. For the first time, a counter-nuclear smuggling team has been set up.
     
  3. The country will continue to accord a high national priority to nuclear security through strong institutional framework, independent regulatory agency and specialised manpower.
     
  4. A meeting of global initiative to combat nuclear terrorism will be hosted in India in 2017.
     
  5. An international conference on countering nuclear smuggling is also planned with Interpol.
     
  6. Technology will be deployed to deter and defend against nuclear terrorism. This includes physical and cyber barriers, setting up a facility for medical grade 'Moly-99' using low enriched Uranium and using vitrified forms of vulnerable radioisotopes such as Ceasium-137.
     
  7. India will support International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s role in nuclear security by further contributing $1 million and announcing a workshop with the agency experts on International Physical Protection Assessment Service (IPPAS).
     
  8. India will join trilateral initiative of Nuclear Security Summit chairs circulated at IAEA.
     
  9. The country will also join three gift baskets for this summit in priority areas of counter nuclear smuggling, nuclear security contact group in Vienna, and sharing of best practices through Centres of Excellence such as India's own.

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