Nuclear Deal India USA and the problem

The Manmohan Singh government is all set to win the trust vote on july 22.
The UPA goverment has cracked deals with the Deve Gowda’s JD(s), JMM, Ajit Singh’s RLD and National Conference.
It seems that now it is going to be smooth sailing for the deal and governement. The Nuclear deal is very important for the country as a country needs power to grow and support its industries. All developed nations are powered by nuclear reactors.

Shibu Soren’s deal
The good news for the government came in the evening when JMM leader Shibu Soren called off negotiations with the BJP and struck a deal with the Congress. The JMM will get two ministerial berths — a Cabinet level as well as MoS position — when Mr Singh expands his team early next month. [ref: Economic times]

RLD,JD(S) and Deve Gowda’s demand
The RLD and the JD(S) did not have much option as the centre of gravity had moved towards the Congress by evening. Although Deve Gowda is demanding a ministerial berth for his son, the reduced bargaining power would make it difficult for him to extract a promise.

Nuclear Deal pros and cons


India is a developing economy and to maintain its current growth it needs power to run its industries. In a country like Germany 60% of the power comes from nuclear power plants.

To grow into a super power we need power

To support our growth we need power, else the shortage will affect our growth and hence standard of living in a significant way.


India is an agro nation. Hence we need to focus on our strengths and develop our agricultural practices.

This deal will effect our sovereignity in future

Indian nuclear power plants are based on a different technology than the technology united states is offering us( heavy water)

The possibilty of sabotage cannot be neglected and in a densely populated nation the consequences would be un-imaginable (remember Bhopal Gas tragedy)


Some US politicians and policymakers feel that making an exception in the case of India, which has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), would send a dangerous signal to non-proliferators, especially countries such as Iran.

On Friday, Mr Burns described Iran as a threat to global peace and said it had “overstepped the limits of international law in seeking to pursue its nuclear ambitions”.

The Bhabha atomic plant outside Mumbai, India

India wants to rid itself of US sanctions imposed in 1998

India, which voted against Iran at the IAEA last year, urged caution on both sides.

“It stands to reason that India which has with Iran a very longstanding… relationship, would not like see a situation of confrontation developing in a region that is very close to India,” Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said.

In January 2008

“The situation is unique, India’s position is unique and there is complexity and difficulty to these talks which is inherent in the subject,” Mr Burns(US Undersecretary of State) had told journalists in Delhi.


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3 Responses to Nuclear Deal India USA and the problem

  1. TCG Inc. says:

    “Indian nuclear power plants are based on a different technology than the technology united states is offering us( heavy water)”

    i believe the whole point is to go to the next phase of the indian nuclear program…then how is this a con

  2. Renjith Nair says:

    I wish to see what will be the face value of this waiver & exemptions if India go to do a Nuclear test TOMORROW or ANYTIME or If India decides to go ahead with LPG pipeline project
    with Iran. Legacy Of Americans tell us they will lick as long as one being obedient to them otherwise they will suck. Also, I hope Manmohan singh would be alive that time.

    As always, Illiterate (Sorry, I meant to say common man is still don’t know what is this deal, they just know their daily life is MISERABLE because of UNAFFORDABLE COST OF LIVING) and comic goons are on the street celebrating beating drums as if they got independence from Americans!!.

    Almost 75% of Indians are still living in utter poverty not because our country didn’t have NSG waiver and Nuclear deal. Now we are forced to believe that India remains the poorest because we didn’t have this deal.They people who are going to prosper by this deal are a group of American businessmen,a section of NRIs acting as middlemen and CROOKED POLITICIANS IN INDIA.That will remain as a truth.

    If this deal is all about ending acute power crisis in this country, the people all the way praising this deal should wait and see whether this will end the electricity appetite of this nation and how it is going to elevate the poor people of this country. A country with no specific and strict protocols to stop the simple technical faults, transmission leaks and THEFT in electrical transmission systems yet. A country where disaster management,planning & coordination is a myth even in this 21st Century. Still millions are left out homeless in floods every year. who care about them???? I am wondering what this deal is all about!.

    “INDIA IS MY COUNTRY AND I AM PROUD OF BEING AN INDIAN” But that words never matched the deeds in this country by its leaders.It is 21st century and India became worst than certain improvished African countries in many aspects if not all.Look at the the utter poverty,Illiteracy,uncontrolled population growth,rampant corruption,bribery,beurocracy,violence,dirty politics,Pseudo-secularism,appeasement politics..WHAT NOT THERE.

    Unless and until you correct the fundamentals and basic needs of this country It is just a fantasy dream that India become a superpower.For that we need is a realistic approach..visionary leaders..national integrity and patriotism.

    Nuclear deal will not fill the stomach of poor people in this country.It is rubbish and foolishness when someone said Nuclear deal will bring down inflation!!!!.What a pity state of affair!

    What kind of leaders our people choose and send to parliament, and the people shall have to pay the price for it. What a pity situation of my country!.People are being treated as idiots by their own leaders. This what is Indian democracy!.

    Indians will have to wait for many years and luckly if there is a visionary leader with strong political will and nationalistic agenda, then their dreams can be fullfilled. Otherwise the pockets of polticians are only going to be filled with currencies!



  3. Amit Abhyankar says:

    I don’t understand what focus on agriculture has anything to do with this deal. ‘Our energy needs’ is a topic independent of our other priorities.

    @ Renjith Nair,
    This deal will make India a superpower, is a myth; Agreed. Nuclear power is one of the many sources we need to exploit to meet our ever-expanding energy needs. Another advantage is that we are now going to get access to dual-use technology in many fields. In this context, significance of the deal cannot be undermined. Here are my articles on the issue if anyone wants details…

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