India’s Membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group

India seeks to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group with the objective of playing a more proactive role in the nuclear non-proliferation realm. Political issues remain, however, particularly with regard to its status outside the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. This brings to fore questions on the relationship between the Treaty and the Group with regard to their scope, mandate and membership. An assessment of prospective benefits which the Group can derive from including India in its fold is important for a nuanced understanding of the implications of India’s accession. If it is the Group that stands to benefit equally, if not more, then political objections could be resolved.

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Arka Biswas

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan