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U.S., India May Share Nuclear Technology

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posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 11:59 PM
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Now this is interesting...

US, India May Share Nuke Tech


U.S., India May Share Nuclear Technology
Bush Move to Reverse Policy on Civilian Aid Needs Hill Approval

President Bush agreed yesterday to share civilian nuclear technology with India, reversing decades of U.S. policies designed to discourage countries from developing nuclear weapons.

The agreement between Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, which must win the approval of Congress, would create a major exception to the U.S. prohibition of nuclear assistance to any country that doesn't accept international monitoring of all of its nuclear facilities. India has not signed the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which requires such oversight, and conducted its first nuclear detonation in 1974.

Participants in the discussions said there had been debate within the administration about whether the deal with India -- which built its atomic arsenal in secret -- would undercut U.S. efforts to confront Iran and North Korea over their nuclear programs. There were also concerns about how the agreement would be accepted in Pakistan, India's regional rival and an ally in the U.S. campaign against al Qaeda.

But supporters of the approach said it was an important part of a White House strategy to accelerate New Delhi's rise as a global power and as a regional counterweight to China. As part of the strategy, the administration is also seeking ways to bolster Japan's posture in the region.


I really don't know what to think of this right now. It'll be very interesting to see how all this plays out.




posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:49 AM
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If India is pledging to be our ally now and In the future then all this tech sharing that’s going n is fine but I don’t know about India I don’t thin we can trust them yet.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:51 AM
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India already has nuclear weapons capability. Sharing civilian nuclear technology isn't going to improve their ability to create nuclear weapons, it'll just allow them to create safer nuclear power plants. I really see no problem with it.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
India already has nuclear weapons capability. Sharing civilian nuclear technology isn't going to improve their ability to create nuclear weapons, it'll just allow them to create safer nuclear power plants. I really see no problem with it.


I agree.

Plus as the artical pointed out, India can be a very usefull ally against the coming cold/energy war with China.

You can see the ties being built with military exercises, trade agreements, and now this.



posted on Jul, 19 2005 @ 08:59 PM
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Maybe a counterbalance just in case Musharaf loses power in Pakistan?




 
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