Three issues yet to be resolved in Indo-US Nuke deal
Implementation of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, concluded last year, is delayed as the two countries are yet to resolve at least three issues and the matter will be discussed during the upcoming meeting between PM Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama.delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2009 22:30 IST
Implementation of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, concluded last year, is delayed as the two countries are yet to resolve at least three issues and the matter will be discussed during the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama.
US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer identified these issues as enactment of Liability legislation by India, negotiations on setting up of Dedicated Reprocessing Facility in India and licensing aspects.
"We are optimistic that all the three issues will be resolved soon... We are pushing hard to implement the agreement," he said at a press conference in New Delhi when asked about delay in implementation of Indo-US civil nuclear deal.
Roemer said four-five issues with regard to implementation of the nuclear deal had remained to be resolved when he arrived in India as Ambassador earlier this year.
"Tremendous progress" has been made on this issue since then but three issues were yet to addressed, he said.
He said Singh and Obama, during their meeting in Washington on November 24, would discuss how to resolve these issues and implement the historic deal.
Observing that the "historic" nuclear deal had brought about "confidence and trust" between India and the US, Roemer said it was a "win-win" agreement for both sides as it will boost power generation in India and create jobs and help manufacturing industry in the US.