Nicholas Burns

  • PM had sleepless nights post 26/11: WikiLeaks May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had told US diplomats that he was having sleepless nights after 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks with fresh threats from Pakistan of similar strikes, latest WikiLeaks cables have revealed. WikiLeaks cables, accessed by an Indian news channel, reveal Singh telling US Under-Secretary Nicholas Burns in June...
  • Burns says it's time for India to decide on N-deal March 1, 2008

    Washington: The Indo-US civil nuclear deal has been a bone of contention between the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and the Left. The Left parties have warned the Congress-led UPA not to go ahead with the deal. With the deal yet to be ratified by India, former US under secretary of state...
  • Indo-US nuclear deal will be done: Burns October 3, 2007

    Washington: Top Bush administration official Nicholas Burns has shown a positive stance on the civilian nuclear deal with India, saying it will be done and that Americans, in about twenty years, would be able to look at India as being one of its two or three most important relationships in...
  • N-deal is in trouble, hints Pranab June 17, 2007

    Shimla: Soon after US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns left, the External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee blamed the US, indicating that the Indo-US nuclear deal is in trouble. Nearly a hundred parliamentarians from SAARC countries gathered in Shimla, working hard to chalk out plans promoting South Asian unity. But all of...
  • Legal hurdles delaying N-deal: Pranab June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee for the first has admitted that there are some roadblocks in clinching the Indo-US nuclear deal. He has said that there are some legal constraints in the US for the deal to get done. Mukherjee said, "We have committed to the Parliament that the...
  • Indo-US nuke deal talk continues June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian and US negotiators burnt the midnight oil on Friday to overcome the difference on 123 agreement. Media reports suggest some headway may have been made on two issues, penalties for testing and lifetime fuel supply guarantees for safeguarded reactors. But the reports also say India's right to reprocess...
  • Breakthrough eludes Indo-US N-talks June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Technical issues dominated the bilateral talks between India and US on the 123 Agreement for a second day on Friday. There was no word yet on any possible breakthrough a day before the concluding round of talks on Saturday. The talks have remain deadlocked over four contentious areas regarding...
  • 2nd round of Indo-US N-talks begin June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and US Undersecretary Nicholas Burns will begin delegation level talks on the 123 agreement in Delhi's Hyderabad House on Friday. Burns said the talks are going well and there was no comment from the Indian side as yet. "I think both of us...
  • Why the nuclear deal is just not done June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns met Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon to iron out the differences over the Indo-US nuclear deal, namely the 123 Agreement. There is urgency in these talks as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to meet US President George W Bush next...
  • India, US close to seal N-deal: Burns June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The US Undersecretary of State, Nicholas Burns, on Thursday expressed optimism about the positive outcome of a crucial round of talks between Indian and US officials on the 1-2-3 Nuclear Agreement as he arrived for talks in South Block. "We are nearly there although, as ambassador (David) Mulford said...
  • Indo-US nuke deal talks today June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: As Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and US Undersecretary Nicholas Burns begin what could be a final effort to wrap up the 123 agreement (that will lead to resumption of nuclear commerce between the two countries), the question on everybody’s mind is - can they deliver? Meanwhile, South Block...
  • All's not well with Indo-US N-deal May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Nicholas Burns, US' key negotiator on the nuclear deal, was expected in India next week. But the US Under-Secretary of State has reportedly postponed his proposed visit, a sign perhaps that the nuclear deal is not quite on track as Indian and US officials may have hoped. The...
  • Indo-US N-deal may yet be salvaged June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: India and the US are reported to have made some progress on the proposed 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation. Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon has been meeting US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns in an effort to salvage the deal. ...
  • Indo-US nuclear deal talks 'positive' June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon met US officials on Tuesday at a critical point in the US-Indian plan to share civilian nuclear technology. India and the US are reported to have made some progress on the proposed 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation. Menon met US Under Secretary of...
  • Burns cautions Cong on Iran legislation June 17, 2007

    Washington: Bush administration officials urged patience with US efforts to crack down on Iran as Democrats leveled fresh criticism of the Republican Bush administration's approach. Officials from the departments of State, Treasury and Commerce told the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday that the administration's multi-pronged plan - relying on diplomacy and...
  • US confident of NSG support for N-deal December 19, 2006

    Washington: With the law on the India-US civil nuclear deal in place, Washington hopes to win the agreement of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) including China and get the deal going in six months. "The major hurdle was the agreement between India and the United States, number one, and the votes...
  • N Korea tests positive for nuke test October 16, 2006

    Washington: An analysis of air samples collected shortly after North Korea declared it had conducted an underground nuclear explosion confirms the test took place, according to the office of the US director of national intelligence. The analysis detected radioactive debris, indicating the explosive yield was less than one kiloton, said a...