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Theft Ranking
Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials


India increased its score by 2 points from 2014, but ranks near the bottom of the theft ranking. India improved by participating in bilateral assistance activities with the United States and putting in place the IAEA Additional Protocol. In the future, India’s nuclear materials security conditions could be improved by strengthening laws and regulations for on-site physical protection, control and accounting, and mitigating the insider threat, and ensuring protection of materials during transport is in line with IAEA guidance. India’s nuclear materials security conditions could also be improved by establishing an independent regulatory agency in fulfillment of its Nuclear Security Summit commitment to ensure compliance with nuclear security-related regulations. India’s nuclear materials security conditions remain adversely affected by its continued increase in quantities of nuclear material, high levels of corruption among public officials, and the presence of groups interested in and capable of illicitly acquiring nuclear materials.

Category & Indicator Scores

Category & Indicators
Rank / Score / Δ

Quantities and Sites

Quantities of Nuclear Materials

Sites and Transportation

Material Production / Elimination Trends

Security and Control Measures

On-site Physical Protection

Control and Accounting Procedures

Insider Threat Prevention

Physical Security During Transport

Response Capabilities


Global Norms

International Legal Commitments

Voluntary Commitments

International Assurances

Domestic Commitments and Capacity

UNSCR 1540 Implementation

Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation

Safeguards Adherence and Compliance

Independent Regulatory Agency

Risk Environment

Political Stability

Effective Governance

Pervasiveness of Corruption

Group(s) Interested in Illicitly Acquiring Materials


= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between and
– denotes no change between and
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.