Essay on India’s Nuclear Policy
India has a firm nuclear policy based on the peaceful utilization of its atomic power. It remains unchanged in spite of changes of government.
(i) All nuclear weapons throughout the world must be eliminated for world peace,
(ii) India will not produce any nuclear weapons,
(iii) India may not have nuclear explosions even for peaceful purposes unless such explosions are absolutely necessary,
(iv) India is not prepared to open its nuclear plants for international inspection.
The atomic energy commission (ACE) formed on 10 August, 1948, is the apex body for formulating the policy for all atomic energy programmes, whereas, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) set up in 1954, is the executive agency for implementing the atomic energy programme.