NSS Submit: PM Narendra Modi to speak on nukes and terrorism
India will bring the attention of the world for a stronger home necessity home global framework strategies to prevent the nuclear power falling into the hands of terrorists in the wake of Islamic State and continued presence of extremist groups in the Af-Pak regions when PM Narendra Modi participates at the fourth edition of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington on March 31-April
So we have brought some important highlights of this Summit:
- At PM Modi’s first NSS but what would be last edition of the NSS (an initiative launched by President Barack Obama in 2010), Modi will stress on the needs of preventing nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists and terror groups that are threatening large parts of the world from Af-Pak region to West Asia and across North Africa, Europe, USA and Eurasian region, according to one of the trusted sources; two weeks ahead of the summit.
- The official source explained that pending heightened international concern on terrorism and expansion of the influence of IS there’s an apparent voice against terror. “This edition of the summit will witness India and others expressing concern over the dangers of nuclear weapons falling in the hands of terror groups,” the official sources.
- However, Russia, a key nuclear weapons power, is boycotting the event, accusing USA of moving away from the established institutions to deal with the threat of global nuclear terrorism. About 50 nations are expected to attend this edition of NSS. Fears of terrorism in Afghanistan-Pakistan region laying hand over tactical nukes have worried nations in the region and beyond including India in the past.
- That’s is the inside reason of Modi’s visit to Washington for one-and-a-half days primarily for NSS underlines the importance the PM attaches to the subject, another source explained. While the first summit was held in Washington in 2010, the third edition of the Summit was held in The Hague in 2014 — held every two years.
- Former PM Manmohan Singh represented India in all the past summits. At this Summit, Delhi will also present a progress report on the steps taken by the government to strengthen security of the nuclear induction in India, sources informed.
- This final edition of the NSS will adopt a five-point action plan as a carry forward mechanism on the outcomes of the NSS initiative.
- “Battlefield nuclear weapons, by their very nature, pose security threat because you’re taking battlefield nuclear weapons out to the field where, as, you know, as a necessity, they cannot be bade as secure,” said Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security.
- Department of Atomic Energy plays a key role in this mechanism. This mechanism is also important amid India’s efforts to expand generation of nuclear energy in the coming years.
- Under the NSS process, all the countries are requested to improve their nuclear security mechanism under the Washington Plan.
- Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif is attending NSS and is expected to meet PM Modi on the sidelines of the summit. A meeting between Modi and Obama is also expected on the menu.