India and the International Nonproliferation System
October 2, 2006
The South Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a conference on June 23, 2006, titled "India and the International Nonproliferation System". The main purpose of the conference was to reflect on an important gap in the debate over the U.S.-India nuclear agreement. The debate in the United States has centered around two issues: the nuclear agreement's potential effect on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and India's fissile material production. There has been little discussion of India's potential participation in the nonproliferation system, if the agreement is implemented, and its effect on the institutions and mechanisms that try to prevent the onward spread of nuclear weapons.