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All about the nuclear deal

December 08, 2006 11:10 IST
Last Updated: December 08, 2006 11:14 IST

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From July 18, 2005, to December 7, 2006, the India-United States civilian nuclear deal has come a long way.

You might have missed out on some of the key developments and might want to fit the missing pieces in the jigsaw.

We take you through all the important days in the evolution of the nuclear deal - beginning from the day when two great leaders decided to takes bilateral ties between their countries to a new high.

July 18, 2005:

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George W Bush agree on  nuclear deal in Washington.

March 2, 2006:

India and US sign nuclear agreement during Bush's visit to New Delhi.

Apr 20, 2006:

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says deal must be seen as part of growing ties.

May 12, 2006:

Nuclear separation plan tabled in Indian Parliament.

June 22, 2006:

US says it is against deal breaking changes to the pact.

June 28, 2006:

US House of Representatives International Relations Committee passes bill to implement deal by 37-5.

June 29, 2006:

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes in favour of the deal.

July 26, 2006:

Prime Minister says India would not accept any new conditions in deal.

July 27, 2006:

US House passes Indo-US nuclear bill.

Nov 8, 2006:

A cloud of uncertainty falls over the bill after Democrat Senate and House elected in US mid-term polls.

Nov 16, 2006:

US Senate passes Indo-US nuclear deal by a whopping 85-12 margin.

Nov 30, 2006:

Rice writes to lawmakers cautioning that Indo-US ties could suffer if problem areas in the House and Senate bills were not addressed.

Dec 6, 2006:

The reconciliation of House and Senate bills hit a snag as lawmaker John Boehner tries to attach legislations unrelated to India.

Dec 7, 2006:

US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns says in New Delhi that Congress would clear the final bill in 36 hours.

Dec 7, 2006:

House-Senate Conference Committee finalises legislation to implement the deal and sends it to the House of Representatives for approval.


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