. India inBanning the Production of Fissile Materials for Nuclear Weapons: Country Perspectives on the Challenges to a Fissile Material (Cutoff) Treaty.
At last the simulation experiment shows that compared with the IPFM, the IPGB proposed in this paper is more suitable to deal with the uncertainty, complexity, and burstiness of the network traffic at the small time scale.
Algorithm Average relative error (%) 5 s 5 min IPFM 13.3% 7.1% IPGB 9.7% 6.5%
With a new Obama Administration panel focusing on reprocessing and other waste issues, interest in some quarters has shifted back to fast reactors as a possible means by which to bypass concerns about the long-range storage of nuclear waste, IPFM
The impartial and objective International Panel for Fissile Materials (IPFM
) in its 2000 report and in its chapter on India co-authored by eminent Indian scientists, has stated that India's 6.8 tons of unsafeguarded plutonium was sufficient for 850 nuclear weapons, even if it be totally of reactor grade plutonium.
The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM
2006) suggests that in either case a treaty would also ban for weapons purposes:
In January 2006, the non-governmental International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) was founded to address the technical challenges of securing and reducing stockpiles of fissile material.
Apart from the significant weapon grade stockpile from India's dedicated weapons making reactors, which have been operational for decades, at least 6.8 tons of unsafeguarded plutonium, as estimated by the IPFM in 2010, constitutes another overhang.