India set to join NSG and MTCR

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    NEW DELHI: India has completed all the requirements for membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), the US told the Indian side during the discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama.

    This brings India much closer to becoming part of the global nuclear system, and essential if India has to access nuclear and dual-use technologies in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals and space. India has been negotiating for membership to NSG, MTCR, Wassenaar Arrangement and Australia Group for the past few years.

    Meanwhile, the contact group on civil nuclear issues will have its first meeting within weeks, said sources. On the Indian side, it will have key officials from MEA, DAE and NPCIL, while on the US side, it will involve officials from their department of energy (DoE), and lawyers and technical experts.

    Modi has reportedly let it be known that he wants an early resolution to the outstanding issues, which can speed up the growth of nuclear power. India has believed for a while that the quest for clean energy, a big part of Modi's agenda, is not possible without nuclear power.

    The two sides will wrestle through a couple of big issues. On the US side, the administrative arrangements on the civil nuclear deal with India involves the thorny aspect of their insistence that they have the right to track nuclear fuel through the entire nuclear process. India will not agree. But a resolution on this is imperative because on this hinges the fate of two other nuclear agreements - with Japan and Australia.

    On the Indian side, the effort will be to convince the US that the liability law is not a constraint. The Indian government is in the process of drawing up a detailed list of components, specifying the amount of liability and its timespan. Its supposed to define precisely the scope of the liability law, but so far even Indian companies are not impressed.


    India set to enter global nuclear club - The Times of India
     
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    The title of this thread is somewhat misleading. India hasnt joind NSG and MTCR yet.
     
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    Stay away from CTBT though.
     
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    This was the last formality. Thread title edited.
     
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    And FMCT??
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    in hardly more that a hundred days the man has hit all the right issues

    keep going Namo
     
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    India applies for membership of Missile Technology Control Regime that controls missile & space tech
    By Pranab Dhal Samanta, ET Bureau | 11 Jun, 2015, 01.38AM IST

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...ofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

    NEW DELHI: Abandoning years of hostility, India has formally applied for the membership of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a West-dominated elite club of 34 countries that controls trade in missile and space technology. The application may happen at MTCR's plenary due in September-October.

    Indian diplomats feel the country's chances of getting the membership are bright, thanks to US' assurances.

     
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    We should also apply for NSG !
     
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    Is there any benefit in membership?
     
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    only if we can get some critical technology from them, like propulsion. otherwise we are just going into it on US words. I fell that it comes with lots of string attached.
     
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    but what i read from their official website, i only get one point highlighted, it prohibits export, development, and proliferation of missles and UAVs. but is it Beneficial to us ?, i mean heck, we have many Adverse nations on our list. so why to get pestered by others who hinders our arms development.

    though it looks like India is planning for a crash land in UN security council, that's why this MTCR.
     
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    I always thought signing NPT would come first?
     
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    seriously do you think that India will sign NPT?
     
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    This is all a clear push to make India more appealing and give it a much better chance to succeed when it formally applies for its UNSC membership.
     
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    We were not exporting long range missile technology
    And not planning onto export as well..

    Why not benefit for such good behaviour ?
     
  19. LETHALFORCE

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    This might also be related to space technology.
     
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    Good piece, but it doesn't mention that India has signed NPT, CTBT, etc. it do mention that India is Treated as a special nation for nuclear agreements.
     
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    All the elements of NPT and FMCT are in the hyde act and 123 agreement with USA.

    Separation of civilian and nuclear use
    Transfer of material technology
    Reprocessing
    Nuclear testing
    Separation of military and civilian reactors
    Status of fast breeder reactors
    Number of military reactors
    Spent fuel elimination


    And much more
     
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