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2006-03-11 06:48:44

By Terry Friel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday defended his government's growing closeness with the United States, highlighted by a nuclear cooperation deal, saying it was in the nation's best interests. Singh told parliament the nuclear pact, sealed during President George W. Bush's visit this month, was vital to boosting energy output to sustain targeted 10 percent economic growth to fight poverty. "While doing this deal ... we have not...

2006-03-09 20:16:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Thursday submitted to Congress its proposal to change U.S. law to allow the sale of nuclear technology to India, congressional sources said. The sources told Reuters the administration wants the first of two needed legislative steps enacted by May, but said this would be difficult because the bill raises questions about an already complicated and controversial nuclear deal. Approved in principle last July and confirmed in more detail...

2006-03-08 17:45:03

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday fired back at critics of a landmark U.S.-India nuclear agreement and insisted the deal will enhance efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. U.S. President George W. Bush has come under strong criticism from some members of Congress and nonproliferation experts for signing an agreement with India that would allow New Delhi access to U.S. nuclear technology and fuel for its growing energy needs. "Greater...

2006-03-07 06:48:05

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will open 14 of its 22 nuclear plants for international inspections by 2014 as part of a landmark civilian nuclear cooperation deal with the United States, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday. Under the deal, India, which first tested nuclear weapons in 1974, has agreed to separate its civilian and military nuclear programs, allowing international scrutiny for the bulk of its power stations to ensure non-proliferation. However,...

2006-03-06 18:07:05

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Bush administration, launching a campaign to sell its civilian nuclear accord with India to the U.S. Congress, on Monday insisted the deal advances U.S. interests and would not spawn an Asian arms race. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, the top U.S. negotiator, also expressed confidence that India will focus most of its future nuclear growth on civilian energy development, not weapons-building, and said...

2006-03-06 02:16:03

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Australia will consider selling uranium to India if it is convinced about New Delhi's commitment to follow global nuclear safeguards for its civilian atomic reactors, Prime Minister John Howard said. Howard's comments came as he began a four-day visit to India late on Sunday, days after New Delhi and Washington sealed a landmark nuclear deal that is expected to give India access to the global market for fuel and reactors to meet its soaring energy needs....

2006-03-03 07:44:07

By Steve Holland NEW DELHI (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Friday defended a controversial nuclear agreement with India against criticism from Democrats in the Congress who say the deal rewards New Delhi for bad behavior. Some Congress members say the deal will exacerbate the threat of nuclear arms proliferation, but the president disagreed. During a discussion with entrepreneurs in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, he said India has been "an excellent partner in...

2006-03-03 06:24:08

By Steve Holland NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday defended a controversial nuclear agreement with India against criticism from Democrats in the Congress who say the deal rewards New Delhi for bad behavior. Some Congress members say the deal will exacerbate the threat of nuclear arms proliferation, but the president disagreed. During a discussion with entrepreneurs in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, he said India has been "an excellent partner in...

2006-03-03 02:35:00

By Tabassum Zakaria and Palash Kumar HYDERABAD (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in one of India's premier technology cities, Hyderabad, on Friday as its large Muslim population shut down markets and businesses in the old quarters in protests over his visit. Bush's visit to the southern city, where he was to spend just a few hours, came a day after he sealed a landmark civilian atomic cooperation deal with New Delhi that recognizes India's status as a responsible nuclear...

2006-03-02 15:10:27

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. critics accused President George W. Bush on Thursday of selling out weapons non-proliferation goals in order to close a landmark nuclear deal with New Delhi, hardening battle lines as the U.S. Congress prepares to debate its fate. Congress and the 44-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group must both approve the agreement, which would allow India, after three decades of pariah status, access to billions of dollars in U.S....


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