During the second day of the Washington, DC Nuclear Security Summit, Prime Minister Modi said that India will continue to accord a high national priority to nuclear security through strong institutional framework, an independent regulatory agency, and trained and specialized manpower, reports Economic Times.
The plan includes the development and deployment of technology to deter and defend against nuclear terrorism, including physical and cyber barriers, technological approaches, setting up a facility for medical grade ‘Moly-99’ using low enriched Uranium and using vitrified forms of vulnerable radioisotopes such as Ceasium-137.
India will support the International Atomic Energy Association‘s central role in nuclear security with an additional contribution of $1 million to the nuclear security fund. A workshop with the association’s experts on International Physical Protection Assessment Service will be held in India.
India will host the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism meeting in 2017. An international conference on countering nuclear smuggling is also being planned with Interpol.