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2006-03-01 06:06:19

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Muslims and communists took to the streets across India on Wednesday, protesting against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush, hours before his arrival. Bush's three-day visit to the world's largest democracy, which is also Asia's third-largest economy, has raised expectations in India as it sheds its socialist baggage and turns to the West to help it become a regional power. But it has also drawn the ire of leftist and...

2006-02-27 19:10:00

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - If the United States and India fail to resolve differences over a civilian nuclear deal when President George W. Bush visits New Delhi this week, cooperation between the two nations will still continue in many other areas, officials and experts said on Monday. The nuclear deal, agreed in principle last July, would give India access to U.S. civilian nuclear technology and experts say New Delhi views this a litmus test of...

2006-02-27 08:48:57

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India plans to list nuclear reactors that generate about 65 percent of atomic power as civilian to help clinch a landmark deal with the United States, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday. Singh's comments came days ahead of President George W. Bush's visit to the country during which the two leaders are hoping to close tough negotiations on the controversial deal which aims to help India meet its soaring energy needs. "Our proposed separation plan...

2006-02-25 04:00:40

By Kamil Zaheer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched a peace conference on Saturday with pro-India parties and minority Hindu groups in restive Kashmir, but the talks are seen as being undermined by a boycott by separatists. Singh opened the conference by calling upon those boycotting the meeting to join talks in the future. "I am also confident that others who are not here will eventually join us once they see the obvious merits in sharing ideas and...

2006-02-25 02:31:47

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it still had differences with India on finalizing a landmark nuclear deal, but both sides were trying to sew up the pact before President George W. Bush visits New Delhi next week. The U.S. embassy statement came after Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns left New Delhi after three days of talks with Indian officials over the civilian nuclear pact signed last July in Washington by Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan...

2006-02-24 09:20:29

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and the United States have made progress toward a landmark nuclear deal, an Indian statement said on Friday, days before President George W. Bush visits New Delhi to cement a new friendship between both nations. The deal, first agreed to in principle last July, aims to give India access to long-denied U.S. nuclear equipment and fuel to meet its soaring energy needs. But it had run into trouble with the U.S. insisting that a plan to separate...

2006-02-20 07:26:14

By Y.P. Rajesh and Sophie Louet NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and France signed pacts on Monday to boost trade and push nuclear energy cooperation but a row over a takeover bid for European steel firm Arcelor haunted French President Jacques Chirac's visit to New Delhi. On the sidelines of the visit, Airbus and state-run Indian Airlines Ltd. formally signed a deal agreed last September for the purchase of 43 aircraft worth $2.5 billion. The two countries also signed nine agreements...

2006-02-20 02:55:09

By Y.P. Rajesh and Sophie Louet NEW DELHI (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac held talks with Indian leaders on Monday in a bid to boost trade ties with Asia's third largest economy and push forward plans to cooperate in the civilian nuclear energy and defense sectors. Chirac, accompanied by a group of top CEOs, arrived in India on Sunday for a whistlestop visit, during which he will also have to contend with a row over an Indian-born tycoon's bid for Luxembourg-based steel...

2006-02-16 15:10:55

By Carol Giacomo, Diplomatic Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. negotiator on a troubled nuclear deal with India would hold new talks in New Delhi next week only if there is a chance the visit could resolve differences clouding President George W. Bush's planned South Asia trip, U.S. officials said on Thursday, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, who was in India last month, has been mulling a return trip for at least a week and two U.S. officials told Reuters the...

2006-02-10 18:08:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. negotiator on a landmark nuclear deal with India may soon visit New Delhi for talks on the troubled accord before President Bush visits South Asia next month, U.S. officials said on Friday. The deal, agreed in principle last July, would give India access to long-denied civilian nuclear technology, including fuel and reactors, and the failure to resolve serious differences would mar Bush's trip, officials and experts say. In exchange for access to...


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