|NSG Established:||May 1974.|
|NSG Members:||48 Members.|
|NSG Headquarters:||Lexington, Massachusetts, United States.|
|Organization Type:||Nuclear Suppliers Group.|
|NSG Chair:||Mr. Tomasz Łękarski, Poland.|
|Official Languages:||English, French, German, and Spanish.|
|Purpose:||Prevent Nuclear Proliferation|
The acronym NSG stands for Nuclear Supplier Group. The NSG is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of nuclear material, expertise, and equipment that, can be used to create nuclear weapons.
The NSG was formed in May 1974 after the Indian nuclear test called “Smiling Buddha” to further control the export of nuclear technology, equipment, and material.
Currently, the NSG has 48 member states. The list of NSG members is given below.
|United Kingdom||United States|
The main objective of the NSG is to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of nuclear material, expertise, and equipment that can be used to create nuclear weapons.
The official languages of the NSG are English, French, German, and Spanish.
The headquarters of NSG is situated in Lexington, Massachusetts, United States. A rotating Chair has the overall responsibility for coordination of work and outreach activities.
India is not a member of NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group) till now. India had applied for the NSG membership in 2016, but due to strong opposition from China, and other countries such as Turkey, Switzerland, New Zealand etc, India has failed to get membership in 2016. After 2016, India successfully convinced Switzerland, New Zealand, and Turkey to get support in NSG for Indian membership. Now, China is the only country opposing Indian NSG membership. Here one important factor of the opposition to Indian NSG membership is NPT. India is not a signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.