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INDO-US NUKE DEAL Indicating a watershed development on the trail of bilateral cooperation between India and the US, the US Congress on December 8, 2006 passed the legislation seeking approval to the landmark Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, shrouded in uncertainties regarding its fate ever since it was clinched in 2005. The US House of Representatives cleared the legislation with a thumping majority by a margin of 330-59 votes after a long debate during which Mr. Henry Hyde, Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, and Ranking Member Mr. Tom Lantos backed it while Massachusetts Democrat Mr. Edward Markey spoke against it. Subsequently, the Senate approved a ”unanimous consent agreement” to endorse it. With both the Houses of the US Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives, having approved the historic legislation, christened as the Henry J. Hyde United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Bill 2006, the US administration has moved very close to being entitled to provide nuclear technology and material to India’s civilian nuclear programme, thus bringing to an end a 25-year boycott required by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime. Legally, it exempts India from fulfilling Section 123(a) 2 of the US Atomic Energy Act which said cooperation was possible only...
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