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List of Members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group

26-APR-2018 17:31
    Nuclear Suppliers Group

    The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seeks to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

    The NSG was founded in response to the Indian nuclear test in May 1974 and first met in November 1975.

    Initially the NSG had 7 participating governments: Canada, Japan, France, West Germany the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

    If a country wants to join the NSG it must sign the NPT to become a member of the NSG. It is worth to mention that India did not sign the NPT yet.

    There are 44 members of the NSG, supporting the India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group. Some big names are;

    nsg indian supporters

    1. USA

    2. UK

    3. Russia

    4. France

    5. Switzerland

    6.  Japan

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    7. Germany

    8. Brazil

    9. South Africa

    10.  Australia

    11. Poland

    12. Cyprus

    13. Mexico

    14.  Argentina

    15. Turkey

    Some countries are opposing the Indian entry into NSG because India has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). NSG members that are opposing the India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group are;

    1. China

    2. New Zealand

    3. Ireland

    4. Austria

    So out of 48 countries just 4 countries are opposing India’s entry into the NSG.

    Now let us have a look on the list of all the members of the Nuclear Suppliers Group- NSG;

                S.N.

          Country Name

     1.

      Argentina

     2.

      Australia

     3.

      Austria

     4.

      Belarus

     5.

      Belgium

     6.

      Brazil

     7.

      Bulgaria

     8.

      Canada

     9.

      China

     10.

      Croatia

     11.

      Cyprus

     12.

      Czech Republic

     13.

      Denmark

     14.

      Estonia

     15.

      Finland

     16.

      France

     17.

      Germany

     18.

      Greece

     19.

      Hungary

     20.

      Iceland

     21.

      Ireland

     22.

      Italy

     23.

      Japan

     24.

      Kazakhstan

     25.

      Republic of Korea

     26.

      Latvia

     27.

      Lithuania

     28.

      Luxembourg

     29.

      Malta

     30.

      Mexico

     31.

      Netherlands

     32.

      New Zealand

     33.

      Norway

     34.

      Poland

     35.

      Portugal

     36.

      Romania

     37.

      Russian federation

     38.

      Serbia

     39.

      Slovakia

     40.

      Slovenia

     41.

      South Africa

     42.

      Spain

     43.

      Sweden

     44.

      Switzerland

     45.

      Turkey

     46.

      Ukraine

     47.

      United kingdom

     48.

      United states

    China wants to block the entry of India any which way while other remaining countries like New Zealand, Ireland and Austria said that they are opposing Indian entry because India did not sign on Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

    Interesting to know that countries like; Kazakhstan, Turkey, Belarus are supporting both India and Pakistan for the membership of the NSG.

    If India becomes the member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group; it will have greater access to uranium than it does currently under its 2008 agreement with the USA. In addition to this India will be able to import uranium from other countries to boost up its energy security.

    Let’s hope that the day will come when India will join NSG and the world will approve India as a peace loving country.

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