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The Nuclear Suppliers Group is a group of 45-nations

India and NSG

India and France had initialed the Framework Agreement for Civil Nuclear Cooperation in January but could not sign it pending a waiver from the (NSG). French President Nicolas Sarkozy is already on record as saying that the India-IAEA Safeguards Agreement and the NSG waiver for India are 'historic landmarks".

With NSG giving a waiver to India, the EU will seek to explore the possibility of working with India in the field of civil nuclear energy. An EU-India Energy Panel is already in place and the International Thermo-nuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Agreement has come into force with India and the European Union as active partners.

Nuclear Suppliers Group in News

Pak, India cannot be treated equally on civil nuclear technology issue: Australian envoy
Australian High Commissioner Tim George has said Pakistan and India could not be treated equally for provision of civil nuclear technology from Australia, adding that both countries have totally different situations for the provision of nuclear supply.

Nuclear terrorism remains potent threat for India: PM
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that nuclear terrorism will remain a 'potent threat' for India as long as there are terrorists seeking to gain access to nuclear material and technologies for malicious purposes.

India seeks South Korea's support for NSG membership
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday asked South Korea to support India's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and other international regimes.

Foreign Secretary Mathai to attend NSG outreach meeting in Vienna
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai will lead the Indian delegation at an outreach meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) Troika in Vienna on March 1, as a part of the ongoing and regular outreach meetings between India and the NSG.

PM to focus on Russia, Japan N-deals after retail FDI setback
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is now focusing on the nuke deals with Russia and Japan to push for new nuclear power stations that has been stagnating for the past few months, after his government failed to evolve consensus to allow global retail chains to do business in the country.

India, Australia, US trilateral can help prevent Taliban regaining control: Study
With the US strategy in Afghanistan hitting serious roadblocks with its sharply deteriorating relations with Pakistan, a trilateral mechanism between the U.S., Australia, and India can help prevent Taliban elements from regaining control, suggest three prominent global think tanks in joint paper.

India is committed to full international civil nuclear cooperation: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said India is committed to full international civil nuclear cooperation for the development needs of the country and is engaged in discussions with foreign companies to expand the nuclear energy programme.

India should not be concerned about NSG reprocessing restrictions: Clinton
India should be anxious or concerned about the new enrichment and reprocessing transfer restrictions agreed to by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, adding that Washington remains fully committed to expanding the civil nuclear cooperation with New Delhi.

India welcomes US steps to remove Indian firms from its entity list
India on Tuesday welcomed steps taken by the United States to remove Indian entities from the U.S. Department of Commerce's 'Entity List' and realignment of India in U.S. export control regulations.

US-India nuke pact: Need to resolve issues that remain on this major investment by both nations, says Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that the civil nuclear agreement between her country and India represents a major investment by both countries.

Second US-India Strategic Dialogue begins in Delhi
The second strategic dialogue between the United States and India has begun at Hyderabad House here this morning.

Clinton, Krishna to hold US-India strategic dialogue
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will lead their respective delegations in the Second US-India Strategic Dialogue to be held here on Tuesday.

US, India should consider co-developing weapons technology: Experts
The United States and India should consider co-developing weapons technology in light of U.S. legislative restrictions on technology transfer, two experts have said.

Terror Attacks Underscore Need for Cohesion, Deeper Strategic Ties: USIBC
A provocative series of deadly blasts in Mumbai, occurring just days prior to the arrival in India of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, underscore the urgency to share technology, intelligence, as well as to mobilize resolve to track down and defeat a common enemy: terror, says USIBC.

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