Bush to sign India nuclear deal into law on Monday

President George W. Bush will sign into law on Monday a civil nuclear cooperation deal that allows the United States to sell nuclear technology to India, the White House said.

Congress gave final approval on Saturday to the legislation which the Bush administration and its allies say will expand ties with the world’s largest democracy and open up billions of dollars in trade for U.S. companies.

Critics say the legislation, which helps clear the way for India to buy U.S. nuclear reactors and fuel, will undermine efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons.

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