Wednesday, December 30, 2009

India's Nonproliferation Record

In its semi-annual, unclassified report in 2000 to Congress on the acquisition of
technology relating to weapons of mass destruction, the CIA identified India, along with
Iran and Pakistan, as a “traditional recipient of WMD and missile technology” that could
emerge as a new supplier of technology and expertise.14 The unclassified report also
noted that “private companies, scientists, and engineers in Russia, China, and India may
be increasing their involvement in WMD- and missile-related assistance, taking advantage
of weak or unenforceable national export controls and the growing availability of
technology.” In 2001, the unclassified CIA report noted that “We are increasingly
concerned about the growth of ‘secondary proliferation’ from maturing state-sponsored
programs, such as those in India, Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan.”

Endnotes

14 Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions, 1 July Through 31 December 2000.

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