India joins Nuclear Club

Finally its through.

CNN-IBN reports that the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has approved a US plan to engage in nuclear trade with India. Following the green signal by the NSG that will cement the Indo-US Civil Nuclear Deal, India has finally come out of the 34-year old nuclear apartheid. India had been forced into nuclear isolation following the 1974 Pokharan atomic tests. The approval came after almost three days of meeting in Vienna on Saturday. The NSG meet was called to minimise any damage to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which India has not joined.

Perception-wise the delay in the waiver couldn't be better. As the harder it is to get something, the more the appreciation when its achieved. Never mind what the average Indian knew about the deal, the fact that that it took time, with a lot of cloak and dagger stuff, revelations at the last moment, objections from Pakistan and China; that was good enough for everyone to believe the deal had to be good for India.

The Congress and the Samajwadi party are beaming while the BJP and the Communists are left twiddling their thumbs.

Rightly so.


Unknown said…
India joins the superpowers in the nuclear field with this deal. It's a turning point as it shows the respect we command. Hope we use this to the maximum.

Waiting for your next post sir.

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