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Revised waiver draft for consultation among NSG members
Ajay Kaul | September 04, 2008 13:27 IST
Last Updated: September 04, 2008 13:43 IST
The draft, which has been changed after demands by a number of NSG countries to address non-proliferation concerns, provides for the head of the 45-nation grouping informing the body of India's adherence to its guidelines after holding consultations with the country.
They say that New Delhi and Washington expect the countries that have reservations seeking regular review mechanism on nuclear trade with India to be satisfied with a "statement from the chair" to substitute for a firm NSG policy on key issues.
The revised draft provides for the NSG chair "to confer and consult with India and keep the plenary informed of these consultations with a view to intensifying dialogue and partnership with New Delhi.
It also envisages notification by each member-country to inform the others about the approved transfer of nuclear fuel and technologies to India.
The draft also requires India to support international efforts to limit the spread of and transfer of enrichment and reprocessing technologies to countries which do not have them.
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