David Mulford

  • 'Politics in Kashmir as filthy as Dal lake' September 5, 2011

    Srinagar: Politics in Kashmir is 'as filthy as Dal lake' and corruption cuts across party lines, according to leaked US diplomatic cables from India released by WikiLeaks. David Mulford in a cable to Washington in 2006 when he was the US ambassador to India also alleged that corruption in Jammu and...
  • Diplomatic cables mostly accurate: Mulford March 19, 2011

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to a very special edition of the Last Word. The Hindu's WikiLeaks exposes have created a furore. The opposition claims this is proof of American arm-twisting and Congress corruption in politics. The government dismisses the cables as unverified and subjective. So today we ask where...
  • The Last Word: Did Cong use cash to buy trust vote? March 18, 2011

    On The Last Word, Karan Thapar discusses the Wikileaks revelation with N Ram and David Mulford. ...
  • WikiLeaks: Cong played minority card post 26/11 December 11, 2010

    Washington: Post 26/11, a section of the Congress leadership was seen playing religious politics after one of its leaders, A R Antulay, implied that Hindutva forces may have been involved in the Mumbai terror attacks, according to a confidential memo by the then US ambassador to India, David Mulford, released...
  • Scholar Timothy Roemer named as US envoy to India May 28, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has named a distinguished scholar and former Democratic congressman Timothy Roemer to be his envoy in India in place of Bush administration's nominee David Mulford, the White House announced. Roemer served on the commission investigating the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States and...
  • FBI seeks access to Mumbai suspects in Pak February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: The FBI has sought access to interrogate Mumbai terror attack suspects in Pakistan which has so far not agreed to it, US Ambassador to India David Mulford disclosed on Monday. Sleuths of the top US investigating agency have gone to Pakistan in this regard, he told PTI in an...
  • Devil's Advocate: David Mulford on Pak role in 26/11 February 11, 2009

    How does Washington today regard the standoff between India and Pakistan in the wake of the terrorist attack in Mumbai? Karan Thapar asked this question to David Mulford, America’s ambassador to India. Karan Thapar:Earlier this week a dossier containing the information on evidence collected by the Indian Government was given to...
  • Pak state actors not behind 26/11: US Ambassador January 10, 2009

    New Delhi; The United States of America's Ambassador to India David Mulford does not agree with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh statement that Pakistani state agencies were involved in planning and executing the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Mulford, however, says the 26/11 evidence dossier that India has prepared is credible "When you say...
  • Don't accuse Pakistan without proof: Mulford January 9, 2009

    New Delhi: US Ambassador to India, David Mulford tread cautiously on Friday on the alleged involvement of Pakistani official agencies in the Mumbai terror attack, saying accusations could not be made "without proof". "I don't want to make accusations without proof," Mulford replied when asked whether the US suspected the involvement...
  • US backs India on 26/11 terror attack probe January 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The United States of America has a special interest in the investigations into the Mumbai terror attacks and will pursue it till its conclusion, its Ambassador to India David Mulford said. Mulford said that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will be granted access in Pakistan to investigate Mumbai terror...
  • Nuke payback time: US urges India to buy American! November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: It's nuclear payback time. US Ambassador, David Mulford is hardselling his country's nuclear industry to India, telling sceptics that even if no reactors had been built in many years, America was still Number 1. "From the standpoint of the US, the industry is a private industry and I...
  • 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 CNN-IBN'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...
  • Mulford sees no hitch in Congress' approval of N-deal September 11, 2008

    New Delhi: US Ambassador to India David Mulford, who has been backing the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, spoke to CNN-IBN about the stand that the US Congress is likely to take when the deal is tabled. CNN-IBN: Could the deal be operationalised during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit? David Mulford: Well there...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 123 pact to be presented in US Congress soon: Mulford September 9, 2008

    New Delhi: With the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) granting waiver to India, the 123 agreement is expected to be presented before the American Congress in the next few days for its approval. The approval is required as the final step to conclude the Indo-US nuclear deal. Ambassador David Mulford said on Tuesday...
  • US works on new draft with no help from India August 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The clock is ticking on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal. After the failure of Round One of NSG last Saturday, US officials are working on a new draft. The Americans have a lot of work ahead of them and their envoy, David Mulford's first press statement since Round One...
  • N-deal in its homestretch but with a few glitches August 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Washington is fast forwarding the Indo-US nuclear deal. The State Department said it plans to approach the Congress with the nuclear deal on September 8. But before that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) must give India a waiver for nuclear trade. At the moment that is looking difficult as...
  • Trust Vote over, Govt steps the gas on N-deal process July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: In the clearest sign yet that India has fast-tracked the Indo-US nuclear deal proceedings with the US, India's envoy to Washington Ronen Sen met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee a day after the Trust Vote in Parliament. However, Mukherjee said, “There is no question of fast-tracking or slow-tracking...
  • N-deal: Mulford meets NSG nation envoys to seek support July 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Pushing the Indo-US nuclear deal, US Ambassador David Mulford has met envoys of member states of the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) here sought their support for the accord. Mulford is understood to have impressed upon the diplomats that their countries should back the deal as it was in...
  • US envoy meets NSG members, supports India's cause July 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Seeking to garner support for the nuclear deal among countries in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, United States Ambassador David Mulford has met envoys of the member nations of the grouping in New Delhi. Mulford has impressed upon the diplomats that their countries should back the deal as it was...
  • US says terrorism a menace, offers help in probe May 15, 2008

    New Delhi: The United States of America, United Kingdom, France and Israel have condemned the Jaipur serial blasts. The US Ambassador to India, David C Mulford, met Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon on Wednesday and offered help in the investigations. "We condemn those who have carried out these ruthless attacks on civilians....
  • Devil's Advocate: 'N-deal India's passport to the world' February 11, 2008

    US Ambassador David Mulford completed four years in India last week. Karan Thapar spoke to him about the Indo-US nuclear deal on Devil’s Advocate. Karan Thapar: Ambassador Mulford, critics and opponents of the Indo-US nuclear describe it as dangerous folly. They say the only reason your government is interested because it...
  • It's now or never for nuclear deal: Mulford February 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Breaking over 18 months of self-imposed silence, US Ambassador David Mulford has said that it was almost ‘now or never’ for India to get such a deal as non-proliferation groups may force additional conditionalities in it. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN on Devil’s Advocate Mulford said that if this is...
  • US to India: Complete N-deal while Bush is prez January 28, 2008

    New Delhi: US Ambassador David C Mulford told journalists in Delhi on Monday that if the Indo-US nuclear deal is not finalised during the tenure of the current Bush administration and Congress in US, the new administration and Congress might not be able to complete it. He said that the new...
  • N-deal takes political centrestage again October 31, 2007

    New Delhi: It appears some of the who's who of the Washington establishment are all in Delhi — from Treasury Secretary Paulson, to Henry Kissinger, nudging 84 but not old enough it appears to lend a hand to the State Department. And they are all talking the same language, a...
  • No stopping to N-deal, operationalising begins September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government has not stalled its efforts to conclude the Indo-US civil nuclear deal. Ahead of a closed-door meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, where America is expected to brief the member nations on the civil nuclear deal, a US State Dept official has for the first time...
  • N-deal may be dead deal if not worked out by Jan September 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The US Ambassador to India, David Mulford has arrived with a blunt message for Indian Foreign Secretary, Shyam Saran. Mulford says that there is no time to waste on the nuclear deal and any delay beyond January and the deal could be effectively dead. When Ambassador Mulford briefed Shyam...
  • N-deal endgame in sight, US increases pressure on India September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: There is growing pressure from the United States on the Indian Government to get on with closing the nuclear deal. US Ambassador to India, David Mulford met India's Chief Nuclear Negotiator, Shyam Saran, on Wednesday and told him that the next steps — towards operationlising the deal —...
  • Nuclear Catch 22: US can't wait, Left irate September 19, 2007

    New Delhi: For the first time, the Americans have something to say about the need for India to act fast and operationalise the Indo-US nuclear deal. The American ambassador to India, David Mulford didn't mince words when he insisted: "Now we must take the final step. Time is of essence." Mulford...