India: Commerce Approves Most U.S. Nuclear-related Exports

Less than 2 percent of U.S. applications to export nuclear dual-use equipment to India were denied from 1988-1992, according to a report published last year by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO). Approximately 77 percent were approved, and the rest were returned without action, still pending, cancelled or suspended.

India has not joined the international agreements to halt proliferation, so most U.S. exports of nuclear, chemical/biological or missile-related equipment or technology require a license.

India appears on all the Commerce Department control lists (see supplements 4, 5 & 6 to Part 778 of the Export Administration Regulations), which name countries and projects of concern for nuclear, missile and chemical/biological proliferation.