Prasad said this is an "official confirmation" of the apprehension expressed by BJP in the past and accused the Indian government of misleading the country on the issue.
"External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukerjee said in Parliament that the Hyde Act and 123 Agreement were different. The Indian Prime Minister has claimed that there is no cap on the right to test. We demand that the government react to Burns' statement," he said.
"Burns has been visiting India for the past three years to discuss this nuclear deal on behalf of the US. So, if he makes a comment, it is a very serious observation. He knew the entire 123 agreement, being the architect of the same. And his observation confirms BJP's apprehension that the deal in its present form compromises our nuclear deterrent capacity," he alleged.
"We blame the UPA government leaders for misleading the nation on the nuclear issue," Prasad said.