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by Sean
04 Oct 2008 10:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

It would be interesting to know, whether Dubya strikes down any of the provisions. The US President has no such right on these type of bills, except for some budgetary bills, where the President enjoys a line item veto. All, the President can do (apart from signing or a veto) is write down some Pre...
by Sean
02 Oct 2008 12:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Barbara boxer will surely be replace, as her term ends in 2010, At the same time arnold will be looking for a job.I have heard arnold will make a run for senate seat..She is very much vulnerable going against arnold to keep her senate seat in 2010. I think Arnold is angling to join the next adminis...
by Sean
02 Oct 2008 11:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

WSJ report Boxer has some thing against India. It was coming out clearly in the Hyde hearings. I agree. As a registered democrat, I plan to vote against her if she chooses to run again. I am glad to see that the other democratic senator from California, Diane Fienstien, voted for the deal. She is l...
by Sean
29 Sep 2008 09:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

In the house, not a single vote against the deal came from Florida and Virginia. Most of the Democrats from California against the deal, including my own representative. She has lost four votes from my household for the upcoming election. However, she is expected to win handily. Sean Who will that ...
by Sean
29 Sep 2008 04:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

I don't think that we're allowed to keep spent fuel from anything that's imported without returning it. It's supposed to be a separate closed fuel cycle. No foreign fuel can be used in our non-inspected plants. [/quote] I would like to hear from others on this issue. I understand that foreign fuel ...
by Sean
29 Sep 2008 02:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Natural uranium is supposed to be reserved for our weapons program. By using it for the civil program, then it takes away from our available material for weapons. I was talking about importing natural uranium, which India can do under the NSG waiver. This imported uranium can then be used in the In...
by Sean
29 Sep 2008 00:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Why doesn't GOI focus first on securing natural uranium, and build a large strategic reserve. India can build its own PHWR reactors--which btw will be much cheaper--and use the Pu from these for the second/third stage thorium program. Does India really need ENR technologies? As for rewarding USA, do...
by Sean
28 Sep 2008 03:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

In the house, not a single vote against the deal came from Florida and Virginia. Most of the Democrats from California against the deal, including my own representative. She has lost four votes from my household for the upcoming election. However, she is expected to win handily.
by Sean
28 Sep 2008 03:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

House passes India nuclear deal, senator upbeat. http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE48Q3D320080927 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday approved an agreement to end the three-decade ban on U.S. nuclear trade with India and the top U.S. senator was upbe...
by Sean
18 Sep 2008 02:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

India should look find a way to but US reactors through the India France bilateral. This way return of equipment and/or cessation of fuel is not an issue in the event of a test.
by Sean
16 Sep 2008 02:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

MMS has to go and "sign", there can no two ways about it. Uncle has delivered on NSG. Besides, it is too late to make noise now. However, he does have the option of stating that, due to our national security requirements, only companies that provide uninterrupted fuel will be given prefer...
by Sean
14 Sep 2008 01:40
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

[ “India cannot import reactors without fuel supply assurance” The former AEC chairman added: “Unfortunately, this is almost reminiscent of the Tarapur arrangement where an international agreement was not fulfilled by the U.S. on the ground that it was prevented from doing so under its domestic law...
by Sean
14 Sep 2008 01:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

This is all to satisfy domestic politics. If Australia does not want to sell U then we purchase from Kazakstan or Niger. If US does not want to sell us some tech, then we can purchase from France. But let us face the facts. India is not going to be able to test more nukes in the near future. Does I...
by Sean
13 Sep 2008 01:06
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

But Kessler is right (or rather the non-pro U.S. officials who gave him this story are right) that the NSG will likely adopt future guidelines formally restricting access to ENR. These guidelines could involve NPT membership, non-replicability, adherence to the Additional Protocol and tighter safeg...
by Sean
13 Sep 2008 00:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

'NSG not to sell sensitive technologies to India' http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/NSG-not-to-sell-sensitive-technologies-to-India/360621/ The 45-nation NSG privately agreed in Vienna not to sell sensitive technologies to India in the ‘foreseeable future’, said a media report that could stir ...
by Sean
13 Sep 2008 00:35
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

The cruel fact is that without being asked to do so,we have put on the line and at great risk our entire nuclear strategy,both for civilian and military purposes,so assidously and carefully built up and nurtured by Indira Gandhi,Rajiv and ABV. I do expect BJP to be in power within the next 10 years...
by Sean
12 Sep 2008 12:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

India believes fuel assurances are binding Siddharth Varadarajan Bush message makes it clear that the U.S. is not legally bound even after the 123 agreement is approved When the State Department’s answers were made public last week, senior officials warned the government of the urgent need to conte...
by Sean
11 Sep 2008 23:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

It has been my personal observation that most naturalized US citizens of Indian origin lean on democrat side even though it was the dems who erected the firewalls blocking India from trading in the global merchantile system and outsourced the policy of denuking india to PRC. I do not have hard data...
by Sean
11 Sep 2008 23:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Bush came into office never ever travelled abroad and was pleasantly surprised that Institutional organizations in US and elsewhere were sidelining a major democracy and non-proliferator. Remember Bush is the guy that presided over the AQ Khan fiasco. And he made up his mind to bring India in. He d...
by Sean
10 Sep 2008 06:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

France, with its AREVA, was supposed to be one of our great hopes in maintaining some independence/autonomy on nuclear ties. What would the effect of the single-EU thrust be upon them? I do not expect the French to agree to a Euro-India bilateral as it would lose most of the deals to Russians. IMO,...
by Sean
10 Sep 2008 00:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Is this related to the nuclear deal? http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/New-Pak-Prez-Zardari-promises-good-news-on-Kashmir/359197/ New Pak Prez Zardari promises 'good news' on Kashmir Islamabad, September 9: Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday took over as Pakistan's President and swiftly pledged to co...
by Sean
09 Sep 2008 14:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

To emphasize, ShauryaT's citation above... In this, we use the interim window to generate sufficient starter fuel, such as plutonium, to sustainably grow the programme and make our thorium technology commercially feasible. Thorium based nuclear power will be substantially longer lived than uranium,...
by Sean
09 Sep 2008 14:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Shouldn't India begin the process of buying fuel from spot market, and explore long term contracts with countries other than Australia and Canada before 123 is approved by US Congress?
by Sean
08 Sep 2008 12:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20080064509 Zardari to visit China, negotiate nuclear deal. Asif Ali Zardari, the new president of Pakistan, will visit China next week to negotiate a nuclear deal similar to the one between India and the US, an official said on Monday. "...
by Sean
08 Sep 2008 10:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

[b]>>>So, Buying things from Russia / France may be manageable, but U.S is no..no, but cannot afford to do that. Prepare to waste some money on a couple of U.S. reactors with the Democles' sword of sanctions hanging over them. What does the 123 agreement say about compensation if reactors are to be...
by Sean
07 Sep 2008 04:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
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Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

RaviBG, We should be importing American or French thorium reactors a few years down the road too. S Diversify as much as possible, with Russia being a major part of the mix. India should collaborate with Russia, USA, and France on thorium reactor technology but build them itself. This way issue of ...
by Sean
07 Sep 2008 04:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

I still don't understand why China didn't stop the deal? It had already lost a lot by opposing the deal, as evidenced by India's reaction. What leverage did US have over China?
by Sean
07 Sep 2008 03:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

is Biden sahib in the path of this doc in the legislature? I believe he had expressed some support or atleast kept his quiet about it earlier...Obama saar's reaction will be interesting if anyone cares to ask him. I expect Obama/Biden to support the deal. In fact, I expect them to influence waverin...
by Sean
07 Sep 2008 02:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

I have a Q. What happens if we pretend like this deal didn't exist and NOT import fuel or technology. Then what happens if we test? Are we going to be any worse off? If not, then this deal is a plus. No? :) Why not use the deal to stockpile fuel, and acquire advanced ENR technology, and then test i...
by Sean
07 Sep 2008 02:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 256884

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

FWIW, Kissinger is headed to Delhi and Hyderabad soon. This was stated by Kissinger earlier this week, and not sure if his visit is in anyway related to the nuclear deal.
by Sean
06 Sep 2008 06:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Our coal/gas based power generation industry has been open to all for years, but we dont have foreigners stampeding each other to invest because the transmission and distribution systems and frameworks suck, no one wants to pay for electricity, SEBs are den of corruption and incompetence and no one...
by Sean
06 Sep 2008 06:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Lets see if US, Russia, and France will work towards a supermajority rule(say 70%) in the event consensus is not reached. IMO, it will be impossible to bring about a rule change in time for India waiver under consideration.
by Sean
06 Sep 2008 01:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

I am a little pertrubed at the Chinese delegate having to consult his home base. That means the there is a change in their game plan and expectations have not been met. Most likely the new language allows India in a manner they didnt expect. I hope consulting does not imply a trip back to Beijing, ...
by Sean
06 Sep 2008 01:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

If NSG waiver does not come through. here's what India should do: Get the private sector involved(TATA, Reliance, L&T) to expedite the second and third stage of thorium reactor program. This way the cash strapped GOI can get private sector to pony up the capital, in exchange for GOI guarantees o...
by Sean
05 Sep 2008 12:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Without mentioning a fresh nuclear test by India, the new language suggests that if one or more governments believe that "circumstances have arisen which require consultations", participating governments would act according to paragraph 16 of NSG guidelines. Paragraph 16, in turn, speaks ...
by Sean
05 Sep 2008 08:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Editorial, The Statesman, Kolkata, Sept 5, 2008 Edits The blunt point is that when the Opposition, especially the Left, argued that the 123 agreement was circumscribed by the Hyde Act and that the deal was being made on Washington’s terms (and would compromise India’s sovereignty) the Prime Ministe...
by Sean
05 Sep 2008 07:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

narayanan wrote:IMO, the NSG needs to be destroyed completely.

Wouldn't that help Pakistan though?
by Sean
05 Sep 2008 05:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Under the current circumstances, how long will it be before India sees the need to test again (assuming pakis and chinis do not test)? IMO, additional tests that lead to miniaturization of weapons will lead to greater range for Agni missiles. However, India can develop longer range missiles to dete...
by Sean
05 Sep 2008 05:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

To be remembered: 1. Should India conduct a nuclear test, the interpretation would be done by the then US Administration and not this one, and not in answer to the Congress. 2. Secondly the consequences will depend on the relations between India and USA. 3. Thirdly and most importantly it will depe...
by Sean
05 Sep 2008 04:01
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
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Views: 61210

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

From SV blog:- http://svaradarajan.blogspot.com/2008/09/bush-berman-bombshell-and-ghosts-of.html The only insurance still left in India's hand if the Americans push ahead with their interpretation on fuel supply assurances is to build a strategic reserve (of non-American fuel) to guard against supp...

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