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PM unveils key N-security measures

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced several key initiatives taken by his government in the area of nuclear security and non-proliferation, including countering nuclear smuggling and deployment of technology to deter nuclear terrorism.

PM unveils key N-security measures
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Governor of Riyadh


The announcements were made by Modi during the second and final day of the Nuclear Security Summit, which was attended by leaders from more than 50 countries.

Informing the world leaders of measures taken by him, Modi said India will continue to accord a high national priority to nuclear security through strong institutional framework, independent regulatory agency and trained and specialised manpower.

The plan includes development and deployment of technology to deter and defend against nuclear terrorism.

These include 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, the national plan says.

Modi in Saudi Arabia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Riyadh on Saturday on his maiden two day visit to the oil-rich Saudi kingdom as both countries are set to firm up a raft of pacts to bolster their strategic partnership besides exploring ways to enhance security and counter-terror cooperation.

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