Now-a-days the term NSG is in great use as India is trying to garner the support of other countries for its entry to elite Nuclear Suppliers Group. Most of the countries have supported India’s claim for its membership. But India’s arch-rival Pakistan is leaving no stone unturned in foiling the former’s efforts for its inclusion to NSG. So most of people may want to know what NSG is and why India is curious for being a part of of it.
Nuclear Suppliers Group is an International Organization consisting a no of countries. Its main objective is to reduce nuclear-proliferation by way of controlling the export and re-transfer of materials that may be required for Nuclear Weapon development besides improving safe-guards and protection of existing material.
NSG has long relationship with India. It came in to existence as a result of Indian Nuclear Test in May 1974. The first meeting of NSG members took place in Nov 1975. This Nuclear test forced the members of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ( NPT) to realize that there was the need to further the limit of export of Nuclear Equipment, technology or material. Some non-NPT and non-Zangger Committee nations were also be brought under its ambit.
The Meeting of NSG takes place from time to time as per the requirement. Most of the time its members meet to review the Nuclear Energy and weapons related situation in the world. As the title suggests, the member-countries have to the rights to supply Nuclear material as per the norms of NSG.
NSG Member Countries –
Nuclear Suppliers Group has at present 48 Members. You can read the complete list from below –
France, Japan, Canada, the USA, Germany Belgium, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Belarus, Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, China
India is doing its best to be the part of this elite group of NSG. India has all the eligibilities to be the part of it. India’s inclusion to this group shall open path for the country to deal in Nuclear related material for the use of welfare of the people and for weapons’ point of view also. India’s status shall increase tremendously at the International level.