Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

Concept: Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
Topic: International Relations
Category: Effect of policies
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Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a transnational body comprised of nuclear supplier countries that aims to control the proliferation of nuclear weapons by curbing the export of nuclear weapons development materials and related technology. It seeks to improve the existing safeguards on existing nuclear materials. The NSG was formed in the wake of the nuclear tests conducted by India in May 1974 which proved that certain non-weapons nuclear technology could be used to develop nuclear weapons. The group had its first meeting in November 1975. A series of meetings held in London produced agreements on export guidelines. Although initially there were only 7 countries as members, there are 48 participating governments as of 2017.