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Hiroshima for Global Peace

6. India ■Non-Party to the NPT

Nuclear Disarmament 1 Points Full Points 98 1.0%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: +1.5
India is estimated to possess approximately 150 nuclear warheads, having added incrementally. It also continues to actively develop nuclear delivery vehicles, including ICBM and SLBM, and it succeeded the test launch of hypersonic missile. India voted positively to some extent in the UNGA Resolutions regarding nuclear disarmament. However, it has not signed the TPNW. India maintains a moratorium on nuclear test explosions, but refuses to sign the CTBT, and abstained the UNGA Resolution calling its earlier entry into force. India maintains its NFU policy despite reserving an option of nuclear retaliation vis-à-vis a major biological or chemical attack against it, and implying a possibility of change it in the future.
Nuclear Non-Proliferation 15 Points Full Points 43 34.9%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
India acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, in which no provision for complementary access visits is stipulated. India’s quest for membership in the NSG is supported by some member states, but the group has not yet made a decision. Actual nuclear cooperation with India by the NPT states parties has not necessarily been conducted, except India’s import of uranium. A private research institute reported that India’s procurement network of nuclear-related technology is larger than expected.
Nuclear Security 23 Points Full Points 41 56.1%
Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2020: 0
India has ratified all relevant conventions except the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. India has engaged in minimizing the use of HEU and has contributed to capacity building through its activities in the COE.
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