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List of Members of the 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. Currently there are 48 members in this group and 44 are supporting Indian entry in the NSG.
Apr 26, 2018 17:31 IST
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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