Bush assures PM on N-deal

Seeking to reassure India that the US will not shift goalposts of the civilian nuclear deal, President George W Bush today called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

While Singh said India still had “some concerns,” both leaders hoped that these would be addressed in the next stage of negotiations.

During the conversation, Singh told Bush that “India still has some concerns, though many have been addressed” in Bush’s signing statement, prime minister’s media adviser Sanjaya Baru said.

“Both leaders expressed hope that the remaining concerns will be addressed in the next stage of negotiations,” he said.

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