123 AGREEMENT

  • IAEA meets to finalise ElBaradei's successors June 9, 2009

    Vienna: The governing board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gathered on Tuesday in Vienna to narrow down the list of five candidates to succeed Mohamed ElBaradei as director general of the nuclear watchdog. In the informal straw poll, the choice was between Japanese diplomat Yukiyo Amano, Nuclear Energy Agency...
  • 123 pact signed, Rice calls the deal 'unprecedented' October 11, 2008

    Washington: The United States and India Nuclear Cooperation and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act was signed into law by US President George W Bush on Wednesday. And after two days, the bilateral agreement was also signed. The historic Benjamin Franklin Room at the US State Department was the venue for the signing...
  • Analysis: What's the big deal? | Pranab, Rice sign 123 pact October 11, 2008

    Now that India and the US have formally inked the 123 civil nuclear cooperation agreement and sealed another pact with France following the Sep 6 waiver by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), it is time to look at the fierce debate on the issue in this country with some detachment. The...
  • Done Deal: India, US seal landmark nuclear pact October 11, 2008

    Washington: With India's concerns over IndiaUS civil nuclear deal met, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed the bilateral 123 pact the final document of the IndoUS nuclear deal to seal the landmark accord. Mukherjee and Rice inked the "Agreement for Cooperation between...
  • Bush's assurances on Ndeal lack legal backing: BJP October 10, 2008

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday termed US President George W Bush's comments after signing into law the IndoUS nuclear deal legislation as mere "personal assurances" with "no legal standing." and that history would prove the agreement was a "defeat" for the country. While reacting to the US...
  • Signed, sealed: Bush makes nuclear deal law October 9, 2008

    Washington: US President George W Bush on Wednesday signed into law the legislation to implement the IndoUS civil nuclear deal with an assurance there is no change in fuel supply commitments as reflected in the 123 Agreement. This is a big deal, said Bush as he signed the H.R. 7081, the...
  • IndoUS nuclear deal will be signed soon: Pranab October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rices India visit ended without the IndoUS civil nuclear deal being inked but she hoped that the deal will be a reality soon. Addressing a press conference after meeting External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi, Rice said US President George W Bush...
  • Rice arrives, but Ndeal may not be signed today October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: There seems to be a lastminute hiccup in the signing of the IndoUS nuclear deal even as US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice has arrived in New Delhi. It seems as if the Americans side is in for a dissapointment because India has made it clear that there will...
  • US fuels India's concerns, no word on fuel supply October 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The United States of America has rejected an Indian demand made just hours before US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lands in Delhi for a written assurance from President George W Bush to strengthen fuel supplies. The deal is ready to be inked between Rice and External Affairs Minister...
  • 123 is a clean legislation: US Ambassador Mulford October 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The contents of 123 agreement has been preserved says David Mulford, the US Ambassador to India. Mulford was speaking to CNNIBN's Deputy Foreign Affairs Editor, Suhasini Haidar. Here are the excerpts from the interview. Suhasini Haidar: Would you call it a clean legislation? Mulford: Yes, I would. It is the...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Cyrus on PM's date with US September 29, 2008

    In this week's segment of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus takes on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's five day visit to New York where he addressed the US General Assembly and held bilateral talks with world leaders. ...
  • Markey says House nod to Ndeal nothing to cheer about September 28, 2008

    Washington: Congressman Ed Markey, a known opponent of the IndoUS nuclear deal, has said the passage of a bill on the subject by a 298117 vote in the House of Representatives was nothing to cheer about as Republicans hailed the move as a step forward in strengthening bilateral ties. "More...
  • Rice to visit India Oct 3 to wrap up Ndeal September 28, 2008

    New York: With the nuclear deal poised to get the Congressional nod in a day or two, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is readying to visit India October 3 to seal the landmark deal. Rice will hold talks with External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on a wide spectrum of bilateral issues,...
  • PM's France visit significant for nuclear trade September 26, 2008

    New York: The Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs visit to France will be significant in that it appears that India was prepared for the eventuality that has unfolded in the United States and is looking beyond the US for potential trading partners on civilian nuclear supplies. India and the United States may...
  • US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves Ndeal September 24, 2008

    Washington: The US Senate has taken the first important step towards a possible vote on the IndoUS nuclear deal. The deal has been marked up to the business agenda of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for Tuesday. However, there is no confirmation yet on when the vote will actually take...
  • Nuclear deal may support 2,50,000 American jobs: US September 23, 2008

    Washington: The powerful US Chamber of Commerce has come out in strong support of the IndoUS nuclear deal, saying a modest share of the potential $150 billion business could support 2,50,000 hightech American jobs. Asking the US Congress to approve the implementing 123 Agreement before its term expires by the end...
  • US Senate debates Ndeal before Manmohan visit September 20, 2008

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is headed to New York on Monday with every indication that by the time he reaches Washington, the 123 Agreement will have been taken up at the US Congress. However, this is still easier said than done. In his opening statement, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd...
  • US aims to make us strategically subservient: Shourie September 15, 2008

    How credible are the Bhartiya Janta Partys concerns about the 123 agreement and the NSG waiver? Those are the key issues Karan Thapar explored on the Devil's Advocate with one of the parties most outspoken critics Arun Shourie. Karan Thapar: Lets start with your central objection that the 123 agreement...
  • BJP sees red after Bush's comment on fuel supply September 13, 2008

    New Delhi: The IndoUS civil nuclear deal is in the news once again after US President George W Bush commented that fuel supply assurances to India are not legally binding. Bush's remark has even intrigued New Delhi with the Opposition raising doubts once again. New Delhi is reiterating that only...
  • 123 Agreement to be tabled in US Congress September 11, 2008

    New Delhi: US Ambassador to India David Mulford has said that New Delhi has assured Washington it will not enter into deals with other countries for purchasing nuclear technology until the 123 Agreement is signed. Mulford also said that the 123 Agreement would be tabled in the US Congress within two...
  • No bar on Ntrade with other countries: Pranab September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The spat over the IndoUS civil nuclear deal and the waiver by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) between India and China has been resolved, with New Delhi sending out a tough message to Beijing. In an exclusive interview to CNN IBN, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that China...
  • US bound by fuel supply assurances: Mulford September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: US Ambassador David Mulford has clarified that the Bush administration is bound by fuel supply assurances as laid down in the 123 Agreement. The clarification came after a letter from the State Department was leaked by Congressman Howard Berman which said that the US would help India deal...
  • US says 123 draft had refernces to Ntesting, India upset September 5, 2008

    New Delhi: India is expected to react strongly to the US State Department implying that the 123 Agreement had references to nuclear testing. The US State Department Spokesman, Robert Wood had said during a briefing in Vienna that: "India's obligations under the 123 Agreement are very clear and the...
  • US expects India to stick to moratorium on nuclear tests | No word on waiver September 5, 2008

    Washington: The United States has made it clear it expects India to adhere to its unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing, but would not spell out whether it would cut off supplies in the event of India doing so. "I think, certainly, India's obligations under the ... 123 agreement are very clear...
  • NSG mulls revised draft amid continuing scepticism September 4, 2008

    Vienna: The US placed a revised draft waiver before the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) which met in Vienna on Thursday to consider the Indiaspecific proposal but there was uncertainty over its fate with some countries continuing to have reservations over the fresh text. The sceptic countries, which include New Zealand, Austria,...
  • Bush admin handling deal inconsistently: US lawmaker September 4, 2008

    Washington DC: A private letter was sent from the State Department to the US Congress earlier this year in response to a series of 45 questions raised by lawmakers about the nuclear deal. Prominent US lawmaker, Congressman Howard Berman has now released the private letter saying he wants the US...
  • BJP, Left slam UPA post US position on Ndeal September 3, 2008

    New Delhi: The Left and the BJP on Wednesday slammed the UPA government over the US stand, that fuel supplies to India will be stopped if it carries a nuclear test accusing it of "misleading the nation" over the controversial IndoUS atomic deal. The government stood "completely exposed" and has compromised...
  • No prescriptive conditionalities on Ndeal: Pranab August 23, 2008

    New Delhi: There has been setback for the Government on the IndoUS Nuclear Deal. In his first reaction to Friday's inconclusive deliberations on India's request for waiver at the NSG in Vienna, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said, "We have to see what kind of amendments come our way....
  • Nuclear agenda unclear: NSG talks inconclusive August 23, 2008

    Vienna: The lack of consensus at the NSG meeting in Vienna has disappointed both, India and the US. Both countries now have two weeks to come up with a compromise formula a draft which addresses not just India's concerns but also those of the sceptics at the nuclear suppliers...
  • IndoUS Nuclear Deal: India readies draft for NSG August 9, 2008

    New Delhi: The final draft of the waiver document for the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) is ready. South Block approved it after getting the US to drop a clause that would have required NSG suppliers to push India into accepting full scope safeguards, reducing India to a nonnuclear weapon status. ...