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Hurdles Ahead

Apropos of the editorial Know a good deal (December 11), the US Congress has finally passed the India-US civilian nuclear cooperation Bill after watering down provisions and eliminating language that both New Delhi and Washington said were outside the parameters of the July 18, 2005, agreement.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 23:08 IST

Apropos of the editorial Know a good deal (December 11), the US Congress has finally passed the India-US civilian nuclear cooperation Bill after watering down provisions and eliminating language that both New Delhi and Washington said were outside the parameters of the July 18, 2005, agreement. The Bill will allow civilian nuclear trade between the two countries. The stage is now set for legislation to implement the landmark deal.

Though there have been substantial changes in a manner that addressed many key concerns of India, India needs to be careful as the US is never a trustworthy partner.

Shailesh Kumar, Bangalore

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America has been adopting double standards with India on the nuclear deal. It will never accept a treaty advantageous to India. The US only wants India to back its aggressive policies against some countries or stay neutral. India must be aware of this.

Krishna R Patel, via e-mail

General’s gameplan

Jagmohan in his article General Airy-fairy (December 8) has successfully depicted the flaws in Pervez Musharraf’s suggestions to solve the Kashmir issue. Musharraf’s desperation for Kashmir is a result of his shaky hold on the Pakistani state owing to obvious reasons like Balochistan, Taliban and more. He has a lot at stake in the peace process with India.

Vaibhav Sharma, via e-mail

Consumer’s interest

Apropos of the report Cheques will be cleared in 24 hours, says RBI (December 7), this is a welcome step towards the protection of consumer interests. The banks deliberately delay the clearance at the expense of the customer.

K Venkataraman, Delhi

Singur shenanigans

The tension at Singur and the hostile behaviour of the Trinamool Congress activists against the Tatas makes one wonder whether the CM’s quest for improved industrialisation can be accomplished.

Keshab Roy, via e-mail

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