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PM to pitch for global efforts to deal with nuke terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pitch for global efforts to deal with the threat of nuclear terrorism and may press for a legally binding mechanism to ensure security of radioactive material at the Nuclear Security Summit, beginning Thursday in Washington.

The Prime Minister will attend the crucial summit being attended by leaders from 52 countries on Thursday and Friday. The summit will deliberate on various aspects of nuclear threats including from terror networks. 

India will submit a national progress report on nuclear security at the summit.

“India’s national progress report on nuclear security will be circulated at the summit. The Prime Minister will intervene in this discussion to underline some of the important measures we have taken to strengthen nuclear security,” Joint Secretary (Disarmament) in the Ministry of External Affairs Amandeep Singh Gill said. 
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