Nuclear Supply Group meet today on Indo-US N-Deal
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meets today at the Japanese mission in Vienna to decide to grant exemption to India to be able to keep both civilian and military nuclear programmes without signing the NPT or safeguarding all its nuclear facilities.
Incidentally, the NSG was formed in 1975 as a response to India’s nuclear tests in 1974, as a way of preventing other countries from using dual use technology for military purposes.
Their guidelines first issued in 1993 helped to cement the international system that kept India out of dual-use technology and nuclear commerce, because a country would have to put its entire nuclear facilities under full-scope safeguards to qualify. India, supported by the US, wants a waiver to this general view of NSG.