India, NSG hold outreach meeting

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 01, 2013 15:00 hrs

New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) An outreach meeting between India and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) troika was held in Vienna on June 28.

The Indian delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and included representatives of the ministry of external affairs and the department of atomic energy. The NSG delegation was led by its current chair Ambassador Veronika Smigolova of the Czech Republic.

"The meeting was in continuation of the regular outreach meetings between India and the NSG. The NSG provided an update on its activities following the Prague Plenary. India expressed continued interest in enhanced engagement with the NSG with a view to securing full membership.

"India's SCOMET (special chemicals, organisms, materials, equipment, and technology) list updated in March 2103 is on par with the current NSG control lists," a ministry of external affairs statement said here Monday.

Mathai also attended the Sherpa meeting of the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit which was held in Vienna on June 28.

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