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2012-06-11 23:02:12

U.S.-India commercial ties, announcing a series of programs and business events designed to inform important bilateral discussions scheduled between the two governments. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) today kicked off "India Week" to mark its 37th year advancing U.S.-India commercial ties, announcing a series of programs and business events designed to inform important bilateral discussions scheduled between the two governments, slated for June...

2011-07-28 10:28:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Authorities, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tim Roemer, the former ambassador to the Republic of India, returns to Leading Authorities for exclusive representation. He was also the commissioner of the 9/11 Commission and a former congressman (D-IN) who focused on workforce issues and strengthening national security. "We are extremely pleased that Ambassador Roemer rejoins Leading Authorities after returning from his role as ambassador to...

2008-10-04 12:00:03

By Robert Burns Associated Press RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- A historic and highly sensitive deal that opens up U.S. nuclear trade with India should trigger an across-the-board improvement in U.S. relations with the Asian giant, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday en route to New Delhi. The agreement on civil nuclear cooperation allows American businesses to begin selling nuclear fuel, technology and reactors to India in exchange for safeguards and U.N. inspections at...

2008-09-28 09:00:14

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure allowing the export of nuclear power technology to India. As part of the deal to allow it to import nuclear materials for civilian electricity generation, India says it will refrain from testing nuclear weapons, CNN reported. The provision was a key component in a bill passed Saturday by a 298-117 margin and sets the stage for high-level nuclear cooperation between the two countries as India seeks to greatly expand its civilian...

2008-08-01 12:00:31

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ron Somers of U.S.-India Business Council, +1-202-463- 5626, rsomers@uschamber.com Historic Agreement Good for India, Good for the Environment, and Good for Nuclear Safety and Nonproliferation U.S.-India Business Council Launches Advocacy Campaign on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) applauds the decision of the 35-member Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),...

2008-07-23 03:00:26

The United States says it looks forward to working with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government on the still-hanging Indo-U.S. civilian nuclear deal. U.S. National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe told the Press Trust of India news agency the United States wants to keep working with the Singh government on strengthening our strategic partnership with India and working on a number of important bilateral issues including a US-India civilian nuclear agreement. His comments came...

2008-07-10 03:00:10

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI London/New Delhi, 9 July: Free from the clutches of the Left, the United Progressive Alliance [UPA] government Wednesday [9 July] moved ahead on the Indo-US nuclear deal when it approached the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] for circulating the draft nuclear safeguards accord to its Board of Governors for approval. "At the request of the Government of India, the IAEA Secretariat today circulated to members of the IAEA board of governors...

2006-08-31 06:23:49

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Thursday named its outgoing foreign secretary as special envoy for negotiations with the United States over a controversial civilian nuclear cooperation deal that is yet to be approved by U.S. Congress. Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, a career diplomat who heads the foreign ministry and has led talks with Washington over the deal, will take over as special envoy after his retirement from his current post on September 30, a government statement said. The...

2006-08-17 11:03:14

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Thursday it would not accept changes to an agreement with the U.S. for use of fuel and equipment in its nuclear programs. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh rejected charges by lawmakers that his coalition was succumbing to U.S. pressure to cap atomic research and weapons projects. "We will not agree to any dilution that will prevent us from securing full civilian nuclear benefits," Singh told the upper house of parliament at the end of...

2006-08-17 06:29:35

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government came under renewed pressure on Thursday over a controversial nuclear deal with the United States as lawmakers accused Washington of arm-twisting New Delhi to curb its atomic programme. Not only was Washington seeking to indirectly cap New Delhi's nuclear weapons programme, it was also trying to impinge on India's right to pursue atomic research for peaceful purposes, they said. The new criticism came in a debate in...