“Hidden traps” in nuclear deal

India must consider whether the benefits of the India-United States nuclear pact are worth the cost, said N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu . To “open the tap” of the nuclear suppliers group “looks like a very liberal offer, an attractive offer, except that there are hidden traps,” including a foreign policy trap, he said.

In a critical evaluation of the deal at a meeting organised by the Indian School of Social Sciences on Wednesday, Mr. Ram and physicist T. Jayaraman spelt out the problem areas.

One issue of concern is that the Hyde Act, which has laid the legal framework for the deal in the U.S., fails to incorporate the guarantee of an uninterrupted fuel supply that was offered as part of the March 2006 Separation Plan in return for accepting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards on Indian civilian nuclear facilities in perpetuity.

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