Bush and the N-word
During George W Bush's visit in March 2006, India agreed to a separation of its civilian and military nuclear facilities. It was a key step leading to the signing of the historic India-US civil nuclear agreement.india Updated: Nov 01, 2010 14:58 IST
George W Bush was in India from March 1-3. He was hugely unpopular worldwide for his war on Iraq, but a Hindustan Times survey at that time found most Indians considered him as a friend of their country.
Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signed the Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement during this trip. India agreed to separate its civil and military nuclear facilities and the US agreed to work towards full civil nuclear cooperation with India.
The Left Front, which was the UPA government's ally then, frowned on Bush and the nuclear trip. It prevented plans for Bush addressing a joint session of the Indian Parliament.