India to host international nuclear security meet

Posted on:08 Feb 2017 10:01:45
India to host international nuclear security meet
08 February 2017 Current Affairs: India is going to host Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT), a key meet on nuclear security on February 8-10, 2017. 

It is being hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in coordination with the Department of Atomic Energy. Approximately 150 delegates from 100 GICNT partner countries and international organisations will participate in this event. 

The event will highlight India’s commitment to global nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy and its overall engagement with the international community on nuclear security issues.

 GICNT was launched in 2006 jointly by the Russia and the United States. Since then, it has grown to include 86 partner nations and 5 official observer organisations.

 It has held several multilateral activities in support of its Statement of Principles.

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