Indo-US Nuke deal slowly unraveling

The govt seems to have amazing control on the local private press and media both print and broadcast media (maybe it is because of all that add spend and govts allowing them more money for its adverts). When the NPT leg of the deal was being negotiated in Vienna and an agreement was finally achieved, it was touted as victory to this current govt its team and its negotiating abilities. Some of the vocal channels like Star News and Aaj Tak etc even went ahead with the now signature  Singh is King and gave full credit to Mr Singh and his team and especially to the current DM Mr Pronob Mukharjees meetings, when any informed source especially in the world media attributed it to the big US push.

Here is my take on the deal On the NSG Waiver

To get a better perspective one should start following the Post for its connections and deep insight in the Us mainstream politics. Now the skeletons seem to be tumbling out of the closet, as the backroom dealings slowly unfold.

First it was about the secret letter,

In Secret Letter, Tough U.S. Line on India Nuclear Deal

In India, Outcry Over U.S. Letter

U.S. Letter Puts India’s Premier On Defensive Over Nuclear Deal

Indian Prime Minister’s Response to Post Article on Nuclear Deal

So is the contention of the UPA/Congress Govt that under the deal the supply is assured true or are they trying to pull a royal bluff ? that too when the US is in a far superior position of bargaining than India and when our Pm explains ” Insofar as the issue of testing is concerned, our position is well known. We have a unilateral moratorium on testing. This is reflected in the India-US Joint Statement of July 18, 2005.”

Now it is this revelation in the Post

World Nuclear Trade Group Agrees to Restrict Sales to India

“In the discussions about how to handle enrichment and reprocessing, it was made clear that nobody had any plans to transfer such technologies to India in the foreseeable future,” said a senior U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was describing private diplomatic exchanges. While such statements were not binding, he said, the NSG countries recognized that they were planning to “tighten up” the rules on such sales in the near future, allowing them to achieve the same restrictions on India later without causing a diplomatic rupture now.

From the start everyone knew that there would be stoppage of uranium supply if we did tests, even Kalam knew it , when he said India could test in supreme national interests… Now if the key issue to sign this deal – getting out of the technology denial regime is looks shaky is the deal worth the paper it is written on ?

In any case it is better to be very careful during its operationalising phase or else the aam admi in this country will feel like  Gump

From Forrest Gump: Oh, yes sir. Bit me right in the Butt-tox. They said it was a million dollar wound, but the army must keep that money ’cause I still haven’t seen a nickel of that million dollars.


9 thoughts on “Indo-US Nuke deal slowly unraveling

  1. Doc
    I added a few words n a link to the post to better clarify my point
    in any case i wanted to add a bit of satire due to the diamet4ically opposite views of local and foreign media on this deal
    Even without implicit control the media does so much gungaan of the govt …
    on but-tox .. i updated it – thanks
    i had taken it the imdb movie quotes link

  2. The worldwide production of uranium in 2003 amounted to 41,429 tonnes, of which 25% was mined in Canada. Other important uranium mining countries are Australia, Russia, Niger, Namibia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, South Africa, and the USA.
    as i see it there are 2 countries France – thanks to its African influence or Russia – due to its influence on the satellites

  3. Ankur i think a few of the current bunch of reactors will go under the iaea and agreement .

    I agree
    but the govt should do some very hard bargaining before putting money upfront

  4. But canada never will give india fuel

    Remember the first reactor Cyrus at BARC Trombay was canadian origin and the first pokhran test series happened with fuel reprocessed from thatreactors – something they still remember with unease

  5. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh just got a weapon “A CAMOUFLAGE NUCLEAR DEAL” to distract the public from the fallout of his Government.He and His Boss Sonia bluffs India Remain poorest country because we didn’t have this nuclear deal!!! and it will solve the entire problem we are facing!!!! Like Indira Gandhi…Sonia believes as long as India remain illeterate Congress can SOW and HARVEST.In the coming election the SEED IS THIS CAMOUFLAGE NUCLEAR DEAL!!!.

    USA will lick as long as one being obedient to them otherwise they will suck. Their legacy proves that. The Immediate evidence is the secret letters and confusing comments of BUSH as they put the ball in India’s court now!They armed BIN LADEN against USSR and now they fights Laden.They armed IRAN in 80’s and today IRAN is a rogue nation for them! They armed SADDAM and what was the fate of SADDAM?? Look at Pakistan what is happening now,they prospered Islamic terrorism against USSR in Afghanistan and Now they fight Pakistan in Afghan Border. Remember what had happened in KOSOVO.what had happened in Vietnam.What will be the fate of our connexion??? only USA knows!!

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