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PM to unveil India`s plan to meet N-terror threat

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unveil before the world the steps conceived by India to meet these challenges when he attends the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea.



New Delhi: Amid global worries about threat
of nuclear terrorism and concerns over safety, Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh will unveil before the world the steps
conceived by India to meet these challenges when he attends
the Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea on Monday.

Singh, who leaves tomorrow on a four-day visit to South
Korea, today said he will also also underline India`s
continuing support to a world free from nuclear weapons.

In his pre-departure statement, he noted that the Seoul
Summit follows the one convened by President Barack Obama in
Washington in April, 2010, to focus the attention of countries
with considerable nuclear capabilities on the threat posed by
nuclear terrorism.

"This remains a continuing concern," Singh said.
Pointing out that India is expanding its nuclear power
programme to diversify its energy mix and enhance energy
security, he said that in order to retain public support for
harnessing the benefits of nuclear energy, "we must be able to
assure them of the highest levels of nuclear security and
safety."

This, he said, is "even more important" after the
Fukushima accident in Japan last year.

"India has prepared a national report which will be
shared during the Summit," the Prime Minister said, adding he
would highlight the high priority India attaches to nuclear
security, safety and non-proliferation and its impeccable
record in this regard.

PTI

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