Global body gives India poor rating on nuclear safety, may stall entry into Nuclear Supplier Group
Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) for rating the security arrangements at its nuclear installations as poor and below mark. India has said that it follows some of the best practices of many advanced countries.
NTI – a Washington-based non-profit body which aims to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons – makes the assessment of the security mechanisms in countries having at least one kg of enriched uranium and publishes its assessment annually. It has been rating the security implementations at the Indian nuclear installations as “poor and not up to the mark”. NTI places India among the nations having poor practices with regard to nuclear security implementations, government officials told ET.