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Miles to cross to get IAEA, NSG nod: PM

india Updated: Dec 07, 2007 18:19 IST

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Exuding confidence that a "positive conclusion" would emerge on the Indo-US nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said that the government has "miles to cross" as it has to get the nod from the IAEA and the Nuclear Suppliers Group on it.

"It is an honourable agreement which will open new vistas of opportunities for our country with respect to energy security situation," he said at a press conference here after addressing an election rally of the Congress.

To a question on the status of the deal, he said: "we have miles to cross as we have to go to International Atomic Energy Agency and then the Nuclear Suppliers Group."

"There are difficulties. Some political parties are opposed to it," he said.

"I have full faith in the people. Once more and more people become aware about the merits of the deal, they will come to a positive conclusion on it," the Prime Minister said.