Monday, September 10, 2007

India has long been a responsible custodian of nuclear weapons and technology

‘Indo-US nuclear deal not perfect, but a net plus’
The Indo-US nuclear deal has been the most controversial issue in recent weeks, even leading to speculation of a mid-term election in the event of a likely withdrawal of support to the ruling UPA coalition Government.

Those opposing the deal, chiefly the Leftist parties, point to the possibility of Indian interests becoming subservient to those of the US should the agreement be finalised in its present form. But Dr S. Paul Kapur, a visiting professor at the Center for International Security and Co-operation (CISAC), Stanford University, thinks that the Indo-US nuclear deal, “while not perfect, is a net plus.”

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