India's Additional Protocol Enters Into Force
India's Ambassador Rajiva Misra hands over to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano the instrument of ratification of India's Additional Protocol with the IAEA. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)
An Additional Protocol (AP) to the Safeguards Agreement between the Government of India and the IAEA for the Application of Safeguards to Civilian Nuclear Facilities entered into force on 25 July 2014.
Today, India's Resident Representative Rajiva Misra handed over the notification of the fulfillment of India's constitutional and statutory requirements to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, marking the effective date for the entry into force of the AP for the country.
Director General Amano, while receiving the notification from the Indian Resident Representative, Rajiva Misra, congratulated India on this important development and stated that this step by India, also contributed to the Agency's intensified efforts to encourage more Member States to sign and ratify the Additional Protocol.
Resident Representative Rajiva Misra in his remarks stated that the Additional Protocol between India and the IAEA further strengthened confidence and trust between India and the Agency and was a positive outcome for both.
India's AP includes provisions of the Model Additional Protocol to which India has agreed. These relate to the submission of certain information; the designation of, and visas for, inspectors; and communications systems.
The entry into force of India's AP brings the number of States with APs to 124 and contributes to efforts aimed at achieving universal application of APs.
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