India-US to work towards denying WMDs to non-state actors
MEA: The 9th round of India-US Strategic Security Dialogue was held in Washington DC on March 13. Indian delegation was led by V Gokhale, Foreign Secretary, while US delegation was led by Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security & nonproliferation challenges & reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent proliferation of WMDs & their delivery systems & to deny access to such weapons by terrorists & non-state actors. They committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India. The United States reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
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