New Delhi Gets British Help to Enter Nuclear Trade Body

The United Kingdom last week urged dozens of other Nuclear Suppliers Group member nations to admit India to the organization despite its possession of atomic arms outside the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Reuters reported on Friday.

The export control organization seeks to limit members' nuclear ties to those states that are in compliance with the nonproliferation regime, but New Delhi received special permission in 2008 to conduct atomic commerce with NSG member states.

In a report issued in advance of the organization's yearly gathering, London argued for admitting New Delhi in part by citing its nonproliferation record and burgeoning nonmilitary atomic sector.

Indian admittance would require endorsement from all NSG countries, but a high-level insider with one member government said "there is no unanimity on this issue."

June 17, 2013
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The United Kingdom last week urged dozens of other Nuclear Suppliers Group member nations to admit India to the organization despite its possession of atomic arms outside the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Reuters reported on Friday.

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