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  1. ‘Negative consequences of atomic power cannot be ignored’, says S Jaishankar at meet against nuclear terror

‘Negative consequences of atomic power cannot be ignored’, says S Jaishankar at meet against nuclear terror

The meet is being held from February 8 to 10 in a move to support India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2017 10:28 AM
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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the Foreign Secretary of India is inaugurating the first day of Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) meet today in Delhi. This meet is being held from February 8 to 10 in a move to support India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). To begin the meet Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said, “Negative consequences of atomic power cannot be ignored. World has witnessed immense destructive power of the atom. We hope that such horrors will never be repeated  and cannot overstate the importance of countries with nuclear weapons to be responsible.”

He further said, “Comprehensive convention on international terrorism was proposed by India in 1996; hope that it’ll be adopted soon. Nuclear security will be a continuing concern especially as terrorist groups and non-state actors strike deeper roots and explore different avenues to spread terror.” While talking about the discrimination among terrorists, he said, “Developing a comprehensive global response is the highest priority. Terrorism is an international threat, that should not serve national strategy; nuclear terrorism even more so. Dangers of discriminating among terrorists, good or bad, and even yours and mine, are increasingly recognised.”

He also talked about the discrimination among terrorists and said, “Developing a comprehensive global response is the highest priority. Terrorism is an international threat, that should not serve national strategy; nuclear terrorism even more so. Dangers of discriminating among terrorists, good or bad, and even yours and mine, are increasingly recognised.”

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The encounter is being held in agreement with what Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington in April 2016. More than 150 delegates from various GICNT partner countries and international organisations are taking part in the event. While Foreign Secy S Jaishankar is inaugurating the meeting and it will concluded with an address by R B Grover, a member of Atomic Energy Commission of India.

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