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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered - India Looks Forward To

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DE RUEHNE #1998 2031105
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 211105Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2708
INFO RUCNCLS/ALL SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA COLLECTIVE
RUCNNSG/NUCLEAR SUPPLIERS GROUP COLLECTIVE
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC
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RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA 1574
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 6673

UNCLAS NEW DELHI 001998

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER KNNP MCAP PINR PINS PARM PREL ID
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED - INDIA LOOKS FORWARD TO
PARTICIPATING IN GLOBAL INITIATIVE WORKSHOP

REF: A. SECSTATE 77168
B. NEW DELHI 1928

1. (SBU) PolOff delivered the information contained in ref A
on July 21 to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) directors
for Disarmament and International Security Affairs (DISA)
Gaddam Dharmendra and Amandeep Singh Gill. Dharmendra
replied that India looks forward to fully participating in
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GI)
activities. He said the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
would likely send staff to the conference on legal and
regulatory frameworks at the Marshall Center on September 4-5.

2. (SBU) Following up on ref B, Dharmendra said that DISA
would likely be the Indian government's bureaucratic point of
contact for GI activities, but that they plan to provide
several points of contact on various issues, including in
DAE. He said he would share the contact information for
specific individuals soon. He reiterated India's interest in
proposing and hosting a GI activity in the near future, but
he said the nature of such an activity has not yet been
discussed.


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