The Indo-US ties may have witnessed a few ups and downs but the two countries have maintained a "stable trajectory" in their relationship through the years, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said today. The civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and the US is more of an "arms deal", but the focus of the bilateral partnership should be on "agriculture, technology and health care", former US Senator Larry Pressler said today. Opinion Yashwant Sinha Saturday May 20, The government of India has finally decided to go ahead and set up ten nuclear reactors to produce 7, MWe of electricity at the rate of MWe each.
India–United States Civil Nuclear Agreement
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The Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement was met with stiff opposition by some political parties and activists in India. Although many mainstream political parties including the Indian National Congress support the deal along with regional parties like Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Rashtriya Janata Dal its realisation has run into difficulties in the face of stiff political opposition in India. Also, in November , former Indian Military chiefs, bureaucrats and scientists drafted a letter to Members of Parliament expressing their support for the deal. Now the SP is in support of the government and the deal. The Indian Government survived a vote of confidence by after the Left Front withdrew their support to the government over this dispute. The main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party BJP which laid the groundwork for the deal criticized the deal saying that the deal in its present form was unacceptable to the BJP and wanted the deal renegotiated.
Opposition to the Indo-US civilian agreement in India
The response addressed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Obama's announcement that they had reached an agreement to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement between the two countries. The two countries in signed a landmark deal giving India access to civilian nuclear technology, but it has been held up by US concerns over India's strict laws on liability in the event of a nuclear accident. While there were no immediate details on how the impasse had been broken, India has reportedly offered to set up an insurance pool to indemnify companies that build reactors in the country against liability in case of a nuclear accident. Reacting to the joint statement suggesting that India is ready to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group NSG and other nuclear export control regimes, the adviser said Pakistan is opposed to "yet another country-specific exemption" from NSG rules to grant membership to India.
The Stalinists ceased their backing for the government after acting as the major prop keeping it in power for more than four years and with less than one year left in its term. Among the urban and rural workers and poor, however, these policies have discredited not only the UPA government but its Stalinist backers as well. Increases in the prices of basic food items and fuel, with an inflation rate of 12 percent, have provoked widespread hostility towards the government. Moreover, the CPI-M-led provincial administrations—West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura—carry out basically the same economic policies, adding to the erosion of their support among the workers and poor farmers.