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India

Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials
Rank23
Score41
Change+1

Summary

India improved its score by one point compared to 2012, although it still scores near the bottom of the NTI Index. India’s improvement reflects its first contribution to the IAEA Nuclear Security Fund, resulting in an increased score for voluntary commitments. In the future, India’s nuclear materials security conditions could be further improved by strengthening its laws and regulations for security and control of materials, particularly for control and accounting of materials, mitigating the insider threat, and for the physical security of materials during transport. India’s nuclear materials security conditions could also be improved by establishing an independent regulatory agency in fulfillment of a Nuclear Security Summit commitment. India’s nuclear materials security conditions also remain adversely affected due to its continued increase in its quantities of nuclear material, and high levels of corruption among public officials.


Category & Indicator Scores

Category & Indicators
Rank/Score/Δ

Quantities and Sites
=22
22

Quantities of Nuclear Materials
=16
38

Sites and Transportation
=18
17

Material Production / Elimination Trends
=22
0

Security and Control Measures
25
37

On-site Physical Protection
=20
60

Control and Accounting Procedures
=21
29

Insider Threat Prevention
=22
22

Physical Security During Transport
=21
0

Response Capabilities
=17
71

Global Norms
18
71
+6

International Legal Commitments
=1
100

Voluntary Commitments
=21
60
+20

International Assurances
=19
40

Domestic Commitments and Capacity
23
47

UNSCR 1540 Implementation
=1
100

Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation
=22
50

Safeguards Adherence and Compliance
=21
50

Independent Regulatory Agency
=23
0

Risk Environment
22
32

Political Stability
=15
55

Effective Governance
=16
50

Pervasiveness of Corruption
=16
25

Group(s) Interested in Illicitly Acquiring Materials
=23
0

Legend

= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between 2012 and 2014
– denotes no change between 2012 and 2014
All countries are scored 0–100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear security conditions

Note on Scores

Indicator scores equal the sum of the subindicator scores. Scores are then normalized 0-100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear materials security conditions.