India Gets ~NSG~ waiver – Joins Nuclear Club

India Gets ~NSG~ waiver – Joins Nuclear Club

The Nuclear Deal Wins after 1000 deaths

Finally after years and months of ups and downs facing all the climax a deal can possibly meet at a global level. The Nuclear Deal gets through all the major hurdles.

The day President of United States, George W Bush on his visit to India declared the Deal and the basic framework was negotiated ; each and everyone  saw it as a topic of debate.

In INDIA it went upto the level that the present government (INA Congress) lost support of the left and had to undergo Trust Vote in the parliament. The two days of trust voting saw both the sides of the coin; one could clearly see the dirty politics and at the same time people who were serious about it. We saw The Nuclear Deal Being related to Muslims , the very communist party said the deal was threat to the secularism. If nothing worked bribery money plot was used.

Two powerful statements for the deal were of Umar Abdula and Lalu Prasad Yadav

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One of the most power speech that was not delivered due to the comotion in the Indian parliament was of Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh’s ( you can view it here)

UNITED STATES saw debates in its parliament on the same, LAME DUCK sessions was put up for the hyde act, eventually the ride in the States was not the harsh. Even the upcoming President B. Obama supports the Deal and India’s Stand.

PAKISTAN on the very next day demanded a same kind of deal but was flatly refused.

CHINA tried its very best to intervien in the deal by using its local communist party in India Left(CPM) to lead the forefront of the debate.

United States was the key player and the intreste of the PM of india and President of United States

IAEA

The India-US civil nuclear deal Friday cleared its first global test as the 35-member board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) unanimously approved the India-specific safeguards agreement, a key step towards readmitting New Delhi into the privileged world of nuclear commerce.

The 35-member IAEA board meeting lasted nearly four hours with an exhaustive discussion on different aspects of the safeguards agreement that aims at bringing 14 Indian nuclear power reactors under international safeguards over the next few years.

Batting vigorously for the India-specific safeguards agreement, IAEA director general Mohamed ElBaradei said it conformed to “all the legal requirements” of his agency.

“These are not comprehensive or full-scope safeguards (unlike with Nuclear Proliferation Treaty member states)… But it (agreement) satisfies India’s needs while maintaining all the agency’s legal requirements,” said ElBaradei.

The safeguards agreement is unique in as much as it breaks new ground by providing uninterrupted fuel supplies for the lifetime of safeguarded reactors and acknowledges India’s right to build a strategic reserve of fuel and the right to take corrective action in case of disruption of foreign-sourced fuel and technologies.

There was an attempt by some countries like Pakistan to force a vote in the IAEA on the India safeguards pact, but in the end India’s impeccable nuclear non-proliferation record prevailed as the board approved the historic pact unanimously.

With the IAEA board’s approval of the safeguards pact, all eyes are now on the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) – a cartel that controls the global flow of nuclear technology and fuel.

The US is keen that with not much time left for Congressional approval of the deal, the NSG meets sometime in the next fortnight so that the so-called 123 bilateral agreement can be approved by the US Congress before it adjourns ahead of the November US presidential elections.

The US has already sent a draft of exemption sought in the NSG to India. There are some differences over the draft, but Indian officials are hopeful that these issues will be resolved and the NSG will give India a “clean waiver,” without any conditions outside the July 18, 2005 civil nuclear understanding that was signed in a joint statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President George Bush.-INAS

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NSG

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In a historic moment that ended more than three decades of nuclear isolation for India, the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group Saturday rewrote their guidelines to resume global nuclear trade with New Delhi.

The NSG’s decision to grant India a clean waiver from its existing rules, which forbid nuclear trade with a country which has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), came Saturday afternoon after three days of intense diplomacy by the US and India in the nuclear cartel that controls the global flow of nuclear fuel and technologies.

The nuclear deal is now headed for the US Congress, which meets September 8 to discuss an approval for the 123 India-US bilateral agreement which will bring the landmark nuclear deal to its closure over three years after it was first conceptualised.

The two countries are expected to formally sign the bilateral pact, likely when Manmohan Singh goes to Washington towards the end of September, that will restore nuclear trade with the US after a gap of 34 years.

Economic sanctions were imposed by the US and the rest of the world when India first conducted its nuclear test in 1974.

The NSG’s waiver also frees India to sign bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreements with France and Russia, leading advocates of the nuclear deal, who also used their clout to win over sceptics in the nuclear cartel.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to sign bilateral civil nuclear cooperation with France when he goes to Paris for bilateral talks Sep 30 after attending the India-EU summit in the coastal resort town of Marseilles.

India makes History

~Its part of the Nuclear Group

few other interesting stuff

Statement by the Prime Minister of India on the Nuclear Suppliers Group

PM Speaks to President Bush on Phone

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