sion of best practices on the security of nuclear material and facilities, development of international nuclear security training curricula and programs, conduct outreach with nuclear industry, and cooperation on other nuclear security activities as mutually determined”.2

The Indian-U.S. workshop will identify and examine potential areas for substantive scientific and technical cooperation between the United States and India on issues related to nuclear material security. The parties involved hope that by doing so they will help to establish scientist-to-scientist contacts between experts in nuclear materials management in the United States and counterparts in India, build confidence in cooperation on nuclear security issues, and identify concrete, technically based areas for potential future collaboration, which could be the foundation for progress on the Centre.

The agenda for the workshop will be developed with Indian counterparts, but could include a variety of technical issues in nuclear materials management, such as nuclear materials safeguards, detection, monitoring, and nuclear forensics. The United States has active research programs on each of these topics, as well as related ones. The workshop will enable Indian experts to describe their work and plans for future activities. Because the workshop report will be a summary, the group will not prioritize the options discussed.


2 U.S. Government. The White House Office of the Press Secretary. 8 November 2010. “Fact Sheet on U.S.-India Nuclear Security Partnership.” Available at: Accessed September 20, 2013.

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