Report: India contemplating restrictions on scientists amid concern of Libya connections
The Indian Express reported that the government may bar scientists from taking jobs abroad for five years after leaving sensitive positions in India.
The newspaper added New Delhi was concerned by the large number of former employees from state-run weapons and space programs who were working in Libya.
The Indian embassy in Tripoli investigated and confirmed "quite a few" Indian scientists were working on Libyan projects, possibly in "high-technology" projects, the newspaper said.
However, it said Libya has told Indian officials that all the projects were of civilian nature, the newspaper reported.
The report comes amid concern about weapons proliferation after Abdul Qadeer Khan, the founder of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, admitted leaking sensitive information to Iran, North Korea and Libya. (Albawaba.com)
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