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India’s Membership of the NSG: Possible Options

June 16, 2011

In dealing with India as an NPT NNWS, NSG should take care to see that its proposals for India’s membership in the NSG (i) do not require India to accept all of the conditions that are required from other NNWS for facilitating transfers of nuclear material and facilities for peaceful purposes; (ii) do not require India to undertake any obligation not currently required from the NNWS. However, this would not preclude India from voluntarily accepting one or more additional requirements, currently not required of the NNWS, as in the case of Additional Protocol; and (ii) make available to India all the rights enjoyed by the NNWS on matters relating to nuclear transfers for peaceful purposes.

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