New Delhi. India has initiated the process of acquiring the Associate Membership of the Centre for European Nuclear Research (CERN), the largest particle physics laboratory.

A proposal for India becoming Associate Member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security on 25.03.2015. Upon approval of the Government, the CERN, Geneva has been intimated that India has completed its internal processes regarding its application for Associate Membership of CERN so as to facilitate completion of further procedural aspects.

The annual contribution of India as Associate Member of CERN is estimated at Rs. 50 crore.