India, US & the Nuclear Deal

A Critical Study

By Mohammed Badrul Alam, Muzaffar Ahemad Ganaie

Among the important benchmarks of the India-US bilateral relationship, the landmark initiative was the India-United States Civil Nuclear Agreement. The framework of this initiative was established on July 18, 2005 when President George W. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh issued a Joint communique. In this communiqu?, President Bush termed India as a "responsible state with advanced nuclear technology" and stated that it "should acquire same benefits and advantages as other such states." Bush also assured Singh that "he will work to achieve full civil nuclear energy cooperation with India as it realizes its goals of energy security." Singh stated that India would "assume the same responsibilities and practices and acquire the same benefits and advantages as other leading countries with advanced nuclear technology." This book analyzes the controversial issues regarding the Agreement: the implications of the deal for India's nuclear weapons program, the country's independent foreign policy, and the South Asian security environment * the impact of the deal on the global nuclear non-proliferation regime * the role of nuclear energy in meeting India's long term energy requirements. By discussing the impact of important measures, the book provides a possible paradigm shift which may have long terms implications for the South Asian regional order and beyond. [Subject: International Relations, Politics, India Studies, US Studies, Asian Studies]

Publication Date: 2/20/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788170007395