Strengthening the U.S.-India Nuclear Security Relationship

Strengthening the U.S.-India Nuclear Security Relationship

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Rajeswari Rajagopalan

a decade since the United States and India broke ground on bilateral nuclear
cooperation, there exists broad, unrealized potential for expanding nuclear
security cooperation between Washington and New Delhi. 

Building on India’s
positive contributions to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, the
United States and India should seek a new program of cooperation, across
policy, technical, and intelligence domains, to protect their citizens from the
threat of nuclear terrorism. 

Importantly, such cooperation should be
implemented with care for national interests (nuclear security is
understandably a sensitive topic) and guided by the principles of mutual
benefit, equality, and continuous improvement. 

This paper will outline the
security challenges shared by India and the United States, elaborate further on
guiding principles for prospective cooperation, and present a menu of potential
projects which could be implemented as appropriate between key stakeholders in
India and the United States.

Read the full paper here.

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