Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

India should fulfill obligations under N-deal: US

Sridhar Krishnaswami in Washington, DC | March 16, 2006 11:51 IST

Despite India's assertion that Russia's move to supply fuel for the Tarapur nuclear plant was not violating any international law, the United States on Thursday said it was 'important' for New Delhi to fulfill its obligations under the Indo-US nuclear deal.

Complete Coverage: Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Asked if the proposed Russian fuel sale to Tarapur will have any impact on American nuclear guidelines, US State Department acting spokesman Adam Ereli said, "I do not want to speculate on that. We have been clear that we recognise India's need for fuel. We are committed to secure a regular supply of fuel through the Nuclear Suppliers Group."

He said that the Bush administration was moving a draft legislation in the Congress, seeking amendment to the laws needed to implement the Indo-US nuclear cooperation deal.

Complete Coverage: President Bush in India

"The joint initiative and the legislation we will be presenting on Friday is designed to provide for the supply of fuel in that way, consistent with Indian commitments to undertake steps to bring it into compliance with IAEA safeguards. It is important that they do so as part of an effort to get nuclear fuel. And that frankly, it is all part of a broad and connected process," Ereli said.

US objects to Russian fuel for Tarapur

Reacting to reservations expressed by the Bush administration on Russia's move to supply fuel for Tarapur plant, an external affairs ministry spokesman had said in New Delhi on Wednesday that there was no violation of NSG guidelines and that Russia had approached the 45-member NSG under the Safety Exception Clause.

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 2

Sub: Russian supply of Fuel

Russia has been India's most trusted neighbour for decades . Even when no law has been passed in US , why should they object , ...

Posted by Abhijit Khairkar

Sub: Newclear deal with the U.S.

Opposition to supply of fuel by Russia is just the beginning. India is bound to face several such obstacles from the US in the future. ...

Posted by T.P. Viswanathan



Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.