India: Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism meet begins today

The summit comes in after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Washington last year at the Nuclear Security Summit about India's efforts to secure nuclear weapons. Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 08, 2017, 03.42 AM (IST)

India will host a two-day meeting for the Implementation and Assessment Group Meeting of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) in New Delhi on Wednesday. 

Around 150 delegates from GICNT partner countries and international organisations will be participating in the event from February 8 to 10. 

The event is organised by the Foreign ministry and Department of Atomic Energy. 

"This event highlights India’s commitment to global nuclear non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear energy. It is a part of our overall engagement with the international community on nuclear security issues. India hosting this meeting highlights the continued priority we attach to nuclear security, our efforts to further strengthen the institutional frameworks, capacity building and enhance international cooperation," India's foreign ministry said in its website. 

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar will inaugurate the meet. 

The summit comes in after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Washington last year at the Nuclear Security Summit about India's efforts to secure nuclear weapons.

GICNT was launched in 2006 by the Russian Federation and the US. Since the past ten years, 86 countries and five observer organisations have joined. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)