Bali: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Saturday made it clear that she would take forward her proposal to lift ban on uranium sale to India as she met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bali.
Singh and Julia, who are in Bali to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits, had a 'pull-aside' meeting during which the issue figured.
"I am taking the change of policy to my party conference in December," the Australian Prime Minister told reporters after the meeting.
Giving indications of overturning Australia's long-held position, Gillard on November 15 had said, "The (ruling) Labor Party's current platform prevents us from selling uranium to India, because it (New Delhi) is not part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. I believe the time has come for the Labor Party to change this position."...more
12:09 PM, Nov 19, 2011