India has improved its ranking by one spot from 2016 and now stands 19th in the ‘Theft Ranking’ for countries with weapons-usable nuclear materials, according to the Nuclear Security Index released Wednesday. The index was released by the US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), which is co-chaired by Sam Nunn and Ernest Moniz. The biennial NTI index finds that despite these growing risks, progress to secure, minimize and eliminate the world’s deadliest materials as well as to ensure the security of nuclear facilities has accelerated since 2016. According to the report, India’s nuclear security conditions could be improved by strengthening on-site physical protection, control, and accounting, insider threat prevention, security during transport and cybersecurity by hosting an international security review and by establishing an independent regulatory agency.
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