Exporting nuclear and related goods to India

Explains UK government policy towards civil nuclear exports to India and how we assess export licence applications.

Export licensing policy for India

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

The UK government reviewed its policy towards nuclear-related exports to India following the 2008 statement on civil nuclear co-operation with India by the NSG. This provides an exception from the NSG guidelines for exports to civil nuclear facilities in India that are safeguarded by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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

Apply for an export licence to India

How we assess applications

All licence applications are assessed on a on a case-by-case basis against the Strategic Export Licensing Criteria.

Contact Export Control Joint Unit


Export Control Joint Unit
Department for International Trade
Old Admiralty Building
Admiralty Place


Telephone 020 7215 4594

Contact for general queries about strategic export licensing.

Published 12 September 2012
Last updated 9 December 2021 + show all updates
  1. Update of contact point and export licensing criteria.

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