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2006-02-08 07:50:55

By Simon Denyer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A landmark nuclear cooperation deal between India and the United States has run into serious trouble, with Washington playing hard ball and India's atomic energy establishment raising objections to the terms of the deal. Now Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has a tough choice to make -- override his own scientific establishment or suffer a serious loss of face when President George W. Bush visits his country in early March. "The government...

2006-02-01 11:00:44

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday the issue of Kashmir was vital to better relations with nuclear rival Pakistan. "We are committed to working with Pakistan to create an environment in which India and Pakistan can have the friendliest possible relations," he said in an annual media conference. "I attach great importance to that object." He said there had been movement in the two-year-old peace process between the South Asian neighbors....

2006-01-29 02:56:59

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh added several ministers to his government on Sunday, mostly for new positions partly aimed at bolstering regional support ahead of elections in some states. The allocation of portfolios, including an expected reshuffle of some existing ministers, was due to be announced later. President Abdul Kalam swore in 10 cabinet ministers -- including three junior ministers being promoted -- and a dozen new junior ministers in a brief...

2006-01-27 15:03:43

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is close to reaching a nuclear cooperation deal with India and may clinch it before President George W. Bush visits there in March, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed last July on an accord on civil nuclear energy that would reverse a nearly 30-year-old ban on atomic cooperation with New Delhi, which has tested nuclear weapons. However details of that accord still have to...

2006-01-25 11:00:13

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday a nuclear cooperation deal with India may stall unless New Delhi votes against Iran next month at the U.N. nuclear energy watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) meets on February 2 to discuss whether to refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear program the West says is aimed at developing weapons, which Tehran denies. The U.S. ambassador to India, David Mulford, told the Press Trust of India news...

2006-01-18 08:57:19

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The United States is confident of reaching a deal with India on nuclear cooperation even though differences remain over plans to separate India's civil and military programs, a top U.S. official said on Wednesday. "This is very challenging, and what we have embarked up on is an absolutely unique venture in international diplomacy," U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns told a news conference in Mumbai, India's financial capital. "There are a number of...

2005-12-22 20:31:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Indian envoy said on Thursday he was confident India and the United States would be able to implement a new civilian nuclear cooperation deal that critics say could harm efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons. After two days of talks with senior U.S. officials and lawmakers, Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran told reporters he was "going back very encouraged by the environment with regard to the implementation of this agreement." "We came to...

2005-12-16 02:21:02

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's parliament was evacuated on Friday because of a bomb scare, witnesses said. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was moved to a secure government building nearby. "There are reports that there is a security threat," one member of parliament told Reuters. Both houses of parliament were sitting at the time. Sniffer dogs were called in to check the circular, red sandstone complex in the center of the city. "The speaker said to immediately vacate both houses of...

2005-12-06 11:55:35

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin promised on Tuesday to help New Delhi secure oil and gas supplies and develop India's nuclear power sector to meet soaring energy needs. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on a three day visit to Russia, said he would support Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization and foster military ties after the two countries signed an intellectual property rights agreement. "In the sphere of hydro-carbon...

2005-12-06 00:59:38

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's suspended foreign minister will quit the cabinet within days, targeted by opposition parties after he was named in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal, media reports said on Tuesday. Natwar Singh was stripped of his post a month ago but remained in the cabinet as a minister without portfolio after being named in the Volcker report on irregularities in the United Nations program for Iraq. Singh has told his Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi he will hand his...


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