India under Modi big nuclear threat to global security

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Islamabad

India under Narendra Modi is becoming a big nuclear threat to the global community as another case of smuggling of huge quantity of highly radioactive substance has surfaced in the country.

An analytical report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, maintained that two persons were arrested recently with radioactive element Californium worth Rs 4,250 crore in the Indian city of Kolkata.

This is the third such incident involving the free trade of highly radioactive substance in the country.

In June this year, 7 persons were arrested by Jharkhand police for possessing and planning to sell ‘mineral uranium’ in black market.

In May this year, Maharashtra police confiscated uranium worth about $2.9 million from 2 persons. More than a dozen cases relating to seizure of high quality uranium have been reported in India since 1994.

The report pointed out that illegal trade of radioactive substances in India has raised questions on security measures around New Delhi’s nuclear facilities.

It said, Modi’s India doesn’t meet the requirements to be included in Nuclear Suppliers Group because of its weak nuclear security system. “World security is under threat because of India’s faltering nuclear safety status.

Reports about illegal trade of radioactive substance in India must be a matter of serious concern for the world community,” it said.

The report said that the world must thoroughly probe the incidents of illegal trade of radioactive material across India and Modi must be asked how sizable quantity of synthetic radioactive material Californium became available without any state control.

Sanctions must be imposed on India for its irresponsible behaviour about handling/ securing radioactive material, it added.—INP

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