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India’s US Nuclear Deal in Last Straight

Siddharth Srivastava writes in Asia Times:

A final version of the India-United States nuclear deal, called the 123 Agreement, has been sealed, though the contents of the 30-page document have not been revealed, indicating that there could still be some political space to be covered, even if the technical details seem to have been sorted out.

Top Indian officials and a host of high-level US administration personnel have been engaged over the past week to thrash outthe disagreements that have stalled the pact so far. The agreement will allow US companies to sell nuclear fuel and technology to India.

A joint communique was issued in Washington that said the discussions were “constructive and positive”, and both Nicholas Burns, the under secretary of state for political affairs, and Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon “are pleased with the substantial progress made on the outstanding issues”.

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