NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

  • IndiaAustralia sign civil nuclear agreement, agree on bilateral maritime exercise September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Australia on Friday signed the longawaited civil nuclear agreement that will allow Australia to export uranium to India as well as three other agreements, including on water resources and in sports during Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visit to India. The four agreements were inked as Prime...
  • Agreement with Russia allows India to reprocess spent nfuel to generate more nuclear power June 9, 2014

    Moscow: India has the right to reprocess the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the Russian built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu by a supplementary agreement with Russia. The agreement relieves the builders from the responsibility to take over the discharged SNF as originally envisaged. India's department of atomic...
  • Expect a headway in Uranium sale soon: Australian Foreign Minister November 18, 2013

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on her ongoing trip to India met External Affairs minister Salman Khurshid and discussed Nuclear agreements and economic ties along with the ongoing negotiations on uranium sale which seem to be unending. However, she said that there is commitment to sell uranium to India and...
  • Iran suggests progress, but no deal, in UN atom talks February 14, 2013

    Dubai: Iran indicated that some progress was made in talks with the UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, but that the two sides again failed to finalise an elusive framework deal over the Islamic state's disputed atomic activity. Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said a...
  • France assures India of stringent Nsafety October 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Amid mounting concerns here over safety, France on Thursday assured India of following stringent standards at the two nuclear reactors it plans to set up in Jaitapur. The two countries also resolved to deepen their strategic ties in areas ranging from terrorism to global financial reforms. External Affairs Minister...
  • Nliability bill: Govt wins BJP's support August 17, 2010

    The BJP has agreed to back the bill after the government agreed to raise the compensation cap from Rs 500 crore to Rs 1500 crore. ...
  • India hopeful while IAEA briefs NSG members July 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The IAEA is briefing its 144 members on the technical aspects of the Indian draft safeguards agreement. This is an internal IAEA meeting which is crucial from the Indian point of view as this would be instrumental in clearing any doubts among the members and set the IndoUS...
  • US crucial for India's nuclear ambitions: Saran February 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Nuclear envoy Shyam Saran on Monday hinted at a Government plan to overcome Left objections to the nuclear deal. He said that America's help was crucial for India to not only get the nuclear deal through the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) but also to facilitate nuclear business with...
  • Five pacts cement IndoFrench ties, push Nties January 25, 2008

    New Delhi: India and France on Friday signed five agreements, including one for cooperation in the field of nuclear research. The agreements were signed after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy in New Delhi. The agreement between French Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Atomic...
  • US senator wants more restraints on H1B visa January 3, 2008

    Des Moines, (Iowa): In an exclusive interview, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Christopher Dodd chats with CNNIBN's Indira Kannan about, H1B visa program, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the India US civilian nuclear agreement. Indira Kannan: Senator Dodd you are running for the US presidential elections. In India for instance specially...
  • Will the Govt fall if Ndeal goes through? August 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Is the Manmohan Singh Government going to survive the nuclear crisis? Thats a pertinent question looming large on a day when the Left has suggested that its not just barking around, but it could also bite. It is for the Congress leadership to decide on the...
  • 'BushPM personal chemistry helped Ndeal' July 28, 2007

    New Delhi The first official word is out on the text of the IndoUS nuclear deal, which was hammered out by the two sides in Washington just few days ago. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN on Devil's Advocate, M K Narayanan, the National Security Advisor, said that the personal chemistry between...
  • Manmohan, Bush discuss nuke deal July 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George W Bush discussed the IndoUS nuclear deal on Wednesday evening by phone. The two leaders discussed "the forthcoming meeting between the National Security Advisers of both countries," said Prime Minister's media advisor Sanjaya Baru. National Security Adviser M K Narayanan will...
  • PM, Bush weigh nuke deal over phone June 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed issued related to the IndoUS nuclear cooperation, the WTO negotiations and the problems of climate change with US President George W Bush on Thursday. Singh received a telephone call from President Bush during which they reviewed developments pertaining to the negotiations on bilateral civil...
  • Ndeal is in trouble, hints Pranab June 4, 2007

    Shimla: Soon after US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns left, the External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee blamed the US, indicating that the IndoUS 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...
  • Burns keeps Nfire going, fuels hope May 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Hours after India admitted lack of progress in talks between India and US on key outstanding issues on the civil nuclear agreement, US Under Secretary Nicholas Burns insisted the talks were very much on track. Burns said the 123 agreement is 90 per cent done but warned that compromises...
  • IndoUS nuclear talks fail again May 23, 2007

    New Delhi: India has admitted lack of progress in talks between India and US on key outstanding issues on the civil nuclear agreement, saying more work is required to bridge the remaining gap. MEA spokesperson Navtej Sarna told a press conference on Wednesday that there has been no breakthrough in technical...
  • IndoUS Ndeal may yet be salvaged May 2, 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. ...
  • Menon tries hard to salvage Ndeal May 2, 2007

    Washignton: In an effort to salvage the controversial IndiaUS nuclear agreement Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon met with US Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice in Washington DC. He later also met with America's chief negotiator on the deal, Under Secretary Nicholas Burns. But when asked at a press conference later...
  • Slow '123' talks put off US on India April 30, 2007

    New Delhi: There has been growing frustration in the US administration over the ongoing negotiation on the 123 Agreement between US and India which, they feel, was not moving at the pace it should be. Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon arrived in Washington on Monday and he is...
  • India, US hold bilateral nuclear talks March 26, 2007

    New Delhi: India and the US on Monday held talks on finalising the bilateral civil nuclear agreement with New Delhi insisting that full civilian nuclear cooperation, as promised in the July 18, 2005 deal, included access to reprocessing technologies. The crucial talks, aimed at finalising a large part of the text...
  • Ndeal off if interests not met: Saran January 11, 2007

    New Delhi: After all the brouhaha over the IndoUS civilian nuclear agreement clearing all hurdles in the American Congress with a thumping support, here comes what could be another big dampener. The muchtouted deal which was signed into a Bill by US President George Bush recently has run into...
  • Japan won't recognise India as Npower January 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yasuhisa Shiozaki, has denied newspaper reports that Tokyo plans to recognise India as a nuclear power. However, he has said that the country will refer to a US law allowing the sale of nuclear fuel and reactors to India to shape its strategy. A report...
  • Iraq unlikely in 123 agreement: Boucher December 21, 2006

    Washington: A senior American official considers it unlikely that the socalled 123 bilateral agreement setting terms of the IndiaUS civil nuclear cooperation would have a reference to India's relations with Iran. He indicated that the 123 agreement would be well within the parameters of the July 18, 2005, and March...
  • US biz circles upbeat about Ndeal December 20, 2006

    Washington: As the US business community hailed the IndiaUS civil nuclear deal, a leading daily suggested that it would complicate Washington's strategy elsewheresuch as North Korea. Welcoming the landmark enabling law signed by President George Bush on Monday, the USIndia Business Council (USIBC) said it marked "a defining moment in USIndia...
  • QOTD: India Npowered, what next? December 20, 2006

    New Delhi: "It is my honour to sign the Henry J Hyde USIndia Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006," President Bush managed to say that without a stumble as he signed the IndiaUS nuclear Bill on Monday. The deal now enables the US to engage in nuclear trade...
  • Hyde Act not binding, says Bush December 19, 2006

    New Delhi: Seeking to allay concerns in India over the Nuclear deal, President Bush has assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that what India sees as prescriptive provisions will not be American foreign policy. "Extraneous and prescriptive provisions of the Hyde Act are only advisory and will not be my foreign policy,"...
  • US confident of NSG support for Ndeal December 19, 2006

    Washington: With the law on the IndiaUS 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...
  • Ndeal to fuel tempers in House December 17, 2006

    New Delhi: Even as US President George W Bush is all set to sign the India nuclear bill into a law on Monday, the UPA Government is likely to come under fire in Parliament. A heated debate is expected from its Left allies and the Opposition, who say the deal threatens...
  • GSP renewal to boost IndoUS trade December 13, 2006

    New Delhi: The last week of the latest US Congress saw the passage of the IndoUS nuclear deal, but there was a second lesser known victory for India. The Congress also extended the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), program for another two years. The GSP provides developing countries...
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