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India, US to work to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

IANS  |  New Delhi 

and US have reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors.

The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security and non-proliferation challenges during the ninth round of the India-US Strategic Security Dialogue held in on Wednesday.

The Indian delegation was led by while the US delegation was led by Andrea Thompson, Under

"The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors," an statement said.

It said the two sides committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in

The US reaffirmed its strong support of India's early membership in the

Earlier, on Tuesday, Indra Mani Pandey, for Disarmament and International Security Affairs and Yleem D.S. Poblete, US for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, co-chaired the third round of the India-US Space Dialogue, where they discussed trends in space threats, respective national space priorities and opportunities for cooperation bilaterally and in multilateral fora.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 02:40 IST
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