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The highlights of the nuclear deal

August 03, 2007 14:03 IST

India and the United States on Friday released the text of the 123 Agreement simultaneously in New Delhi and Washington.Following are the key aspects of the nuclear deal:

  • The agreement not to hinder or interfere with India's nuclear programme for military purposes.
  • US will help India negotiate with the IAEA for an India-specific fuel supply agreement.
  • Washington will support New Delhi develop strategic reserves of nuclear fuel to guard against future disruption of supply.
  • In case of disruption, US and India will jointly convene a group of friendly supplier countries to include nations like Russia [Images], France [Images] and the UK to pursue such measures to restore fuel supply.
  • Both the countries agree to facilitate nuclear trade between themselves in the interest of respective industries and consumers.
  • India and the US agree to transfer nuclear material, non-nuclear material, equipment and components.
  • Any special fissionable material transferred under the agreement shall be low enriched uranium.
  • Low enriched uranium can be transferred for use as fuel in reactor experiments and in reactors for conversion or fabrication.
  • The ambit of the deal include research, development, design, construction, operation, maintenance and use of nuclear reactors, reactor experiments and decommissioning.
  • The US will have the right to seek return of nuclear fuel and technology but it will compensate for the costs incurred as a consequence of such removal.


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