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Fissile material cut-off treaty and options for India

S. Rajagopal

Fissile material cut-off treaty and options for India

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Published by National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Nuclear fission.,
    • Nuclear weapons -- India.,
    • Nuclear nonproliferation.,
    • World politics -- 1989-

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-84).

      StatementS. Rajagopal.
      SeriesNIAS working paper ;, WP1-99
      ContributionsNational Institute of Advanced Studies (Bangalore, India)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC791 .R35 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination102 p. :
      Number of Pages102
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3534447M
      ISBN 108187663014
      LC Control Number2001435271
      OCLC/WorldCa49514153


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Fissile material cut-off treaty and options for India by S. Rajagopal Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty (FMCT) is a proposed international treaty to prohibit the further production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other explosive devices. The treaty has not been negotiated and its terms remain to be defined. According to a proposal by the United States, fissile material includes high-enriched uranium and plutonium (except plutonium that is over 80% Fissile material cut-off treaty and options for India book.

Fissile material cut-off treaty and Fissile material cut-off treaty and options for India book for India. Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Studies, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: S Rajagopal; National Institute of Advanced Studies (Bangalore, India).

Contact: Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, () x; Kingston Reif, Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy, () x A fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) is a proposed international agreement that would prohibit the production of the two main components of nuclear weapons: highly-enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium.

The international community inside and outside the Conference of Disarmament is underscoring the need for concluding a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT).

The Indian government, for a long period, has been sponsoring the idea. Notwithstanding the international stagnation, the issue has been instigating periodic debate in India on the Indian approach.

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty and Options for India Author: S Rajagopal. To read complete report in pdf click here This study is the first Report of a comprehensive analysis of a variety of important nuclear treaties and agreements and their linkages and implications for India, being undertaken by the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

In place of a formal program of work, the CD President Ambassador Grinius of Canada proposed a series of thematic discussions. On 3 February, the CD met to discuss a fissile material cut-off treaty. Topics included definitions of “fissile materials”. For example, Harald Muller in "A Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty: Three Perspectives", a background paper for the International Conference on "The Why and Whither of Fissile Material Cut-off", Schlangenbad, Germany, July India and the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty: Policy Options.

The international community inside and outside the Conference of Disarmament is underscoring the need for concluding a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT). The Indian government, for a long period, has been sponsoring the idea. the United States presented a draft Fissile.

Throughout this period, the Soviet inventory of fissile materials remained less than that of the US. Hence, the American push for a fissile material production cut-off and the Soviet resistance are understandable.

Of course, a token gesture was made in April when the two superpowers did announce cuts in fissile material production.

(). India and the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty: Policy Options. Strategic Analysis: Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty [FMCT] News. ; U.S. Urges Disarmament Conference to Launch Fissile Material Talk, U.S.

Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, 15 February -- Speaking at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva, U.S. Ambassador Robert Grey said the time has come "to demonstrate our commitment to FMCT (Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty. On April 5,Obama pledged Nuclear Zero and resolved to control all fissile material in four years, yet his administration pursues an arms control treaty on fissile materials.

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty and India: Part I. Submitted by asiaadmin2 on Mon, 09/24/ - Paper No. by Dr.

Chandrasekharan. With the nuclear tests by India and Pakistan in Maythe whole non proliferation scenario has changed. In the negotiations leading to the Prep Com for Review conference, the attempts of.

NEW DELHI: As the Obama administration announces plans to mount a diplomatic offensive to push India and other countries to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), India at this stage is anticipating more pressure on the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT), which looks at clamping down on material used for making nuclear weapons.

By operative paragraph 2 of its resolution 71/ (A/RES/71/) the General Assembly of the United Nations requested the Secretary-General to establish a high-level fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) expert preparatory group with a membership of 25 States, chosen on the basis of equitable geographical representation, which will operate by consensus, without prejudice to national positions.

Policy Brief by Asia Pacific Leadership Network The stalled negotiation of a fissile materials cut-off treaty (FMCT) may finally be restarted by the setting up of a high-level expert preparatory group whose mandate is to make recommendations on substantial elements for a future treaty.

Meanwhile, the world (except the nuclear weapon possessor states, and those states under the umbrella of. On 24 MarchAmbassador Shannon of Canada submitted his report, CD/, to the Conference on Disarmament (CD).The report contained agreed language of the mandate to negotiate a "non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices," commonly.

The Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty is being renegotiated with a feast of consent. IN taking on the onus of negotiating a global treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear explosive purposes, the Conference on Disarmament (C.D.) in Geneva revisits well-trodden ground.

The Chief key barrier to progress in Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) is the lack of transparency on fissile material stocks in India. The issue is fundamental to India’s civilian. A Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty Understanding the Critical Issues.

fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) is a proposed international agreement that would prohibit the production of the two main components of nuclear weapons: highly-enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium. A fissile material cutoff treaty would ban the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons purposes.

Fissile materials, principally highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium, are the essential ingredients for building nuclear weapons and powering nuclear reactors. The effective control and elimination of fissile materials is an. Russia supports a verifiable Fissile Materials Cut-Off Treaty, provided that it does not cover existing stockpiles.

[27] [27] Russia is not ready to set a target date to start negotiations with the United States on reducing tactical nuclear weapons, while the United States is seeking negotiations within a year after the entry into force of the. global Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT), for example, which would prohibit the further production of fissile materials for nuclear weap-ons, was first envisioned nearly a decade ago as a nonproliferation mea-sure that would cap the fissile material stocks of the nuclear-armed states and, thus, indirectly, the size of their nuclear arsenals.

India will retain the option of retaliating with nuclear weapons. Continuance of strict control on export of nuclear and missile related materials and technology, participation in the fissile material cut off treaty negotiations and continued observance of the moratorium on nuclear tests.

Pakistan is ramping up fissile material production capabilities for military purposes while vetoing a fissile material cut-off treaty negotiation at the Conference on Disarmament. India is also increasing production capacity, but the FMCT’s problems extend well beyond these two states.

On 24 MarchAmbassador Shannon of Canada submitted his report, CD/, to the Conference on Disarmament (CD).The report contained agreed language of the mandate to negotiate a "non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices," commonly referred to as a.

conclusion of a fissile material cut-off treaty in the Geneva based Conference on Disarmament.”2 If, as is likely, India’s stock of fissile weapons-usable material is both higher than Pakistan’s and sufficient for a mini-mum deterrent against China, India may now perceive participation in.

A Treaty on Fissile Materials Just a Cut-off or More. January Annette Schaper The views in this paper are the author’s personal views and do not imply any official German position. Why a treaty is important—four goals A Fissile Material (Cut-off) Treaty, or FM(C)T, will have many benefits, on which states place somewhat different emphasis.

Zia Mian is a physicist and co-director of Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security, part of Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs, where he has worked since He also directs the Program's Project on Peace and Security in South Asia.

His research interests include issues of nuclear arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament and international peace. Anatoli Diakov, “Russia,” in IPFM, “Banning the Production of Fissile Materials for Nuclear Weapons,” pp. 42– These offers were put forward in a statement by Ambassador Grigori Berdennikov, “Setting the Context for the Cut-Off Treaty,” Workshop on Fissile Materials, Toronto, Canada, Janu.

At last week’s Conference on Disarmament, Stephen Rademaker, acting assistant secretary, International Security and Nonproliferation, submitted a draft Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty that would be acceptable to the Bush-Cheney administration.

In SeptemberPresident Bill Clinton had called for a “multilateral” convention banning the production of “fissile materials” for use in. Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, FMCT Since the NPT entered into force, the issue of fissile materials – i.e.

material that can be used to produce nuclear weapons – has been very important. In the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that recommended early negotiations on an internationally verifiable treaty banning the production.

The representative of France said a "cut-off" of fissile materials production would be one way for the Conference to react to the Indian tests. A "cut-off" treaty would mean a uniform commitment on the part of all parties that adhered to it and would thus be non-discriminatory, she said. Another related outcome of the NSG decision is the setback it delivers to efforts toward a fissile materials cut-off treaty (FMCT).

India has declared its openness to join negotiations on such a treaty, but it steadfastly refuses to join those nuclear weapon states that have signed the NPT in declaring a moratorium on the production of fissile. CTBTO Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization CUES Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea DGMO Directors general of military operations DRDO Defence Research and Development Organization FBRs Fast breeder reactors FMCT Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty FMT Fissile Material Treaty HEU Highly enriched uranium.

Jaishankar is right about the last point as India did have the knowhow and fissile material for a possible nuclear test before the cut-off date, which would have enabled India to. The three pillars of this regime – the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (FMCT) – will be examined.

This is followed by an analysis of the present trends and prospects for US-Russia nuclear arms control. Dr Mazari highlighted Pakistan's position on the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT) that is currently being negotiated at the Conference on Disarmament.

She stressed Pakistan's position to have member states reduce their existing stockpiles of fissile material before capping its. Possible solutions to close the loophole are discussed, including expanding the scope of the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty, employing LEU fuel instead of HEU fuel in naval reactors, amending the NPT, creating an export control regime for naval nuclear reactors, and forming individual naval reactor safeguards agreements.}, doi = {}, journal.

A blog of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. Selected publications: Pavel Podvig and Ryan Snyder, Watch them go: Simplifying the elimination of fissile materials and nuclear weapons. "Fissile Material (Cut-off) Treaty: Definitions, Verification, and Scope," UNIDIR, Books (3) Presentations () Publications () Op-eds.

Amid mounting pressure by the US, Pakistan has refused to be part of talks regarding the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty (FMCT), which bans the production of fissile materials used in making.A Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty Understanding the Critical Issues Designed and printed by the Publishing Service, United Nations, Geneva In addition to reinvigorating efforts to negotiate a Fissile Materials Treaty, the CD should consider making progress on the following.

The Fissile Material Cut Off Treaty will take at least years to comes on the table, maybe more - the terms of inspection and involvement of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are not yet clear and it is still a draft. What does th.