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  • World Nuclear Association says opposition to N-deal ill-founded

    London (PTI): A global organisation of enterprises on Friday described as ill-founded opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal, saying that the ratification of the agreement will end three decades of "injustice" to India and accelerate the country's progress.

    "No single step could better strengthen India's future prospects on the world stage than ratification of this historic deal," John Ritch, Director General of World Nuclear Association -- a confederation of companies connected with nuclear power production, was quoted as saying in a statement here.

    "It will end three decades of injustice to India, and open a wide path for India's international leadership," he said.

    This deal, he said, "will make India an equal partner with the US and strengthen non-proliferation by adding Indian leadership to that important cause."

    Terming as ill-founded the opposition to the deal in both India and the United States, Ritch said "nothing about it will render India subservient to America, nor will it weaken non-proliferation efforts. In fact quite the opposite is true."

    Ritch also anticipated that exports potential for India would be "almost unlimited" once the deal is through.

    "As the world turns to nuclear power for clean and sustainable development, India stands poised to be a global leader in nuclear technology. Once this deal is sealed, the export potential for India is almost unlimited," he said.




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