Viewing cable 08VILNIUS667
Title: LITHUANIA WILL NOT OPPOSE INDIA EXCEPTION AT NSG

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08VILNIUS6672008-08-12 15:28:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA WILL NOT OPPOSE INDIA EXCEPTION AT NSG 
 
REF: STATE 85948 
 
¶1.  Robertas Rosinas, head of the MFA's Arms Control and 
Terrorism Prevention Division, told us on August 12 that the 
GOL will not oppose the exception for India at the NSG 
meetings August 21-22.  He noted GOL concerns that India is 
not part of the Non-Proliferation Treaty -- concern shared by 
most EU countries -- and that this could be seen as a 
precedent.  He added, however, that the USG working closely 
with India as well as the safeguards discussed at the IAEA 
meetings on August 1 mitigate the GOL's concerns and said 
that it is preferable for India to be working with the USG on 
nuclear technologies rather than searching for them in "grey 
markets."  He also expressed hope that India will join the 
Non-Proliferation Treaty eventually. 
 
¶2.  Points of contact at Post for this issue are: 
Douglas Hoyt, Political Officer, HoytDM@state.gov, 
HoytDM@state.sgov.gov,  370-5-266-5547; and 
Joseph Boski, Political Officer, BoskiJ@state.gov, 
josephb@state.sgov.gov,  370-266-5539. 
The IVG number for Embassy Vilnius is 973. 
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