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India

Theft Ranking
Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials
Change+2
Score46
Rank21

Summary

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
22
=21

Quantities of Nuclear Materials
38
=15

Sites and Transportation
17
=17

Material Production / Elimination Trends
0
=19

Security and Control Measures
46
21

On-site Physical Protection
60
=20

Control and Accounting Procedures
29
=20

Insider Threat Prevention
33
=19

Physical Security During Transport
0
=21

Response Capabilities
86
=9

Cybersecurity
75
=10

Global Norms
+5
81
=14

International Legal Commitments
100
=1

Voluntary Commitments
+20
100
=1

International Assurances
40
=17

Domestic Commitments and Capacity
+3
50
22

UNSCR 1540 Implementation
100
=1

Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation
50
=21

Safeguards Adherence and Compliance
+17
67
=17

Independent Regulatory Agency
0
=22

Risk Environment
29
22

Political Stability
55
=15

Effective Governance
38
=16

Pervasiveness of Corruption
25
=17

Group(s) Interested in Illicitly Acquiring Materials
0
=22

Legend

= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between 2014 and 2016
– denotes no change between 2014 and 2016
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.