UPA-Left Committee meet on nuclear deal, Nov 16, 2007
The UPA-Left Committee on the India-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation held
its Sixth meeting today. All members of the Committee, except Shri Laloo
Prasad Yadav, who was out of Delhi, participated in the meeting.
The Committee has discussed the implications of the Hyde Act on the 123
Agreement, on foreign policy and security matters. After further discussion,
it was decided that impact of the provisions of the Hyde Act and the 123
Agreement on the IAEA Safeguards Agreement should also be examined. This
will require talks with the IAEA Secretariat for working out the text of
the India-specific Safeguards Agreement. The Government will proceed with the
talks and the outcome will be presented to the Committee for its
consideration before its finalises its findings.
The findings of the Committee will be taken into account before the
operationalisation of the India-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement.
November 16, 2007