Exports of nuclear and related goods to India

The licensing policy to India was reviewed in 2010 in the Written Ministerial Statement by Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Alistair Burt

Export control updates

The UK’s policy concerning civil nuclear exports to India is in line with the UK’s Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) commitments.

Following the 2008 statement on civil nuclear co-operation with India by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) which provides an exception from the NSG guidelines for exports to civil nuclear facilities in India that are safeguarded by the IAEA, the UK Government reviewed its policy towards nuclear-related exports to India.

In 2010, the UK and India signed a Civil Nuclear Co-operation Declaration.

Apply for an export licence to India

Exporters can apply for an export licence for their goods. All applications will be considered by the government on a case-by-case basis in line with the provisions of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria. Read our guide on assessment of export licence applications - criteria and policy.

Further information

BIS ECO Helpline

020 7215 4594 or email:

Nuclear supply guidelines on the NSG website

Country profiles listed on the UK Trade & Investment website

ECO performance reports and statistics on the BIS Searchable Database website

Published 12 September 2012
Last updated 13 June 2013 + show all updates
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