To hell with it. If Tarapur cannot be safely refuelled with MOX, decommission the reactors. Reprocess ALL the Tarapur fuel and add it to the plutonium stockpile.
Tarapur is the only reactor specifically mentioned in the "Bilateral" agreement.
Dr. MMS to Dubya: What shall we do with the IAEA safeguarded stockpile at Tarapur?
Dubya: Sorry, i don't know the complicated historical details, (as usual).
You are asking me a very complicated question. But, let me check with Condi.
Dr. MMS asks Dr. Anil Kakodkar-Dr. AK(AEA,Chief) to come to D.C. ASAP from Beijing on 17-07-05, where he was then (advising chincoms, how to operate CANDU variants).
Dubya to Dr. MMS: They told me, you folks(India) need to seperate civilian and military use. I will get you...(not give you) what you want for the civilian use. I love doing business with you. You are an honorable man.
Dr.MMS to Dr.AK: Do you think its feasible?
Dr.AK: Sure. Get the agreement signed and commited.
We will sort out the security or separation aspect of our plutonium production. We have too many reactors, producing Pu periodically, rather than generate continuous Electricity.
We are used to load-shedding.
As such, we need Pu, more for Security stockpiling, for now.
But, we also need it for PFBR.
So if we(India) are getting Supplies for Tarapur, (without any reciprocal commitments from our side
), so be it.
Lets put Tarapur on the priority, without any quid-pro-quo, and test unkil out.
Lets test their sincerity with Tarapur.
If they dont deliver on Tarapur, its not our fault on reciprocacity.
If they deliver on Tarapur, we will give them an outline of separation in a "phased manner" a pie in the sky.
Worst case scenario, Congress, refuses to change laws.
Still, Dubya has to arrange( or lobby) supplies for Tarapur from NSG members to keep his word. (As was done by Carter, with France in 1978).
Or Tarapur's stockpile(lots of Pu) is ours to keep.
Once NSG's guidelines are circumvented or exempted to supply Tarapur, flood gates will open.
Dubya to Dr. MMS: "sorry" This folks in congress are too retrograde. Even, NSG, our own baby. But I will do anything to fulfill my 'word'.
I hate to tell you, I am pissed, but i have limitations( The way you have with Reds in your country...condi, just told me).
Dr. MMS to Dubya: OK, If you are true to your word, just make sure your admin. dont oppose India's bilateral approch to some
Uzbekistan, Niger, and Namibia(All non=NSG members).
Dubya to Dr.MMS: No brainer. Make my day.
Buy as much you can afford. Thank you, for letting me swallow my pride. I owe you a lot.
You are really an honorable man.
......but wait a minute, slow, i may be, but why did you took so much time to figure this way out?
You were supposed to be the smarter one. Why have n't you purchased it so far?
Dr.MMS to Dubya: I am an Economist.
I have a dense Singh, unlike you having Condy.
But, If smart folks at BRF dont know about this countries, how do u expect me to know about that?
Thanks Gerald to spot Tarapur as the Achilles heel for the US in the agreement.
I just feel, lets not blow this out of proportion on BRF, so as to get an adverse attention from the staffers on the Hill.