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by Jaikissan
07 Nov 2005 03:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

SouthAfrica and Brazil are the biggest critic of India's accomodation at NSG They are also quite competent in nuke tech. SA has the new pebble bed reactors and Brazil is building a naval reactor for its nuke submarine programme. It is zealously guarding its U enrichment tech. Venezuela is another s...
by Jaikissan
06 Nov 2005 13:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

But from what little I can gather from your responses, you are saying NSG access is for reasons other than nuke fuel. Since you are unable or unwilling to elaborate, I will stop asking. Also, Thanks to Gerard for pointing to the info. sources. Clearly, I understand a lot less than I thought I did, ...
by Jaikissan
06 Nov 2005 13:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Nuclear freedom The fourth alternative is to forge a global alternative to the US-led Nuclear Suppliers Group. Uranium is found in many countries which are not part of the NSG. But these countries are afraid of the US ire hence have not developed their resources and are reluctant to export the same...
by Jaikissan
06 Nov 2005 11:48
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Under the 1963 agreement, India must get U.S. approval to reprocess. India disputes this and insists it is free to reprocess the used fuel at any time. The State Department, historically reluctant to tangle with India, rationalized Tarapur as an unnecessary irritant in U.S.-India relations and put ...
by Jaikissan
05 Nov 2005 13:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

India's reserve, if fully exploted, going to last at 20GW for 20 years., You do the maths. Okay, that seems to imply that India is self-sufficient nukewise, is that true ? Yes, India is self-sufficient Noookewise,,,, do you need proofs, when you wake up? Have you been sleeping or on Cannabinol? If ...
by Jaikissan
05 Nov 2005 12:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

JaiKissan wrote: Uzbekistan, recently being odds with Unkil for closing(kicking) US bases. @6% worlds proved Uranium resorces. How much does that translate to, in terms of what India needs energywise? Their Ores are very high-graded, 3x times India's. And quantity-wise(proven reserves) @ 8 times In...
by Jaikissan
05 Nov 2005 12:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Re: Tarapore. Back in 1998, after the tests, I had advocated that India should consider reprocessing the Tarapore stock after sanctions had been imposed, especially when Clinton announced his papal-bull with the PRC. Just the hint of reprocessing the Tarapore Pu, would have altered the contours of ...
by Jaikissan
05 Nov 2005 12:04
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

JaiKissan wrote: If nothing materialises, we will use Tarapore's huge stock-pile for Pu reprocessing. I am no physicist even on TV, but isn't this sorta the nuclear equivalent of the perpetual motion machine? Or are you saying that we will be getting uranium cakes from Niger to produce Pu? Give us ...
by Jaikissan
05 Nov 2005 11:26
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Lets test their sincerity with Tarapur. I don't get it ... let's say that Tarapur is designated as civilian ... what would it do for India's power needs? as I recall those units are puny ... Where were you all this days, when important in-puts were required from you? Ex: Japan in NSG opposed to Ind...
by Jaikissan
05 Nov 2005 09:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

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. Precisely. Dr. MMS to Dubya: What shall we do with the I...
by Jaikissan
04 Nov 2005 20:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

KrishnaK wrote:I wonder what our position would have been if we had Indian troops in Iraq right now.

/kk


Long term direct/indirect cobtrol of iraqi(kurdish) area oil supplies.
India a permanant UNSC.
Military aid @$40-50 Billion/years.
TSP's jihad rolled back.
by Jaikissan
03 Nov 2005 12:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

X-posted: Pl. bear. kgoan wrote: R; I think it's a fishing or perhaps kite flying expedition. The nuke deal is "done", It is . TSJ of course has been saying"..." Two democracies can not do that. Japan, has more advanced Nuke tech, but will not threaten US, hiroshima or not., sit in or out or not. In...
by Jaikissan
03 Nov 2005 11:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

R-man, I don't know if you're joking or not, but no. 8 "BR erupts in rage after a secret agreement to cap India's fissile stocks is leaked out. Seriously folks - a fissile cap is coming, whether we like it or not." is a non-starter. Its better to see this thing die. India has mastered the fuel cycl...
by Jaikissan
01 Nov 2005 20:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Manne wrote:Jaikissan,

Would IRE not fit the bill?


IRE's and UCIL's charter is to explore, mine and refine, not import-export.
by Jaikissan
01 Nov 2005 11:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Folks slow @ uranium and its naturally occuring oxide deposits i mines( Yellow Cake). Those yellow cakes are not covered by NPT. That is the reason, Unkil floated the story, Saddam bought those Yellow Cake from Niger, and went on to invade Iraq. Officially, yellow cake can be traded, wherever they c...
by Jaikissan
01 Nov 2005 10:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

P Babu wrote:
Gerard wrote:Iran does have signicant Uranium ore deposits

Iran is still signatory of NPT, they can't sell stuff to India..They can supply only if the agreement is predated to a date before NPT came into effect..


Under NPT Uranium ore( a naturally occuring deposit) is never covered.
by Jaikissan
01 Nov 2005 10:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

John_Doe wrote:Can we buy Uranium from Iran?

Yes we or any one can buy Uranium ore from whoever, never controlled by any restrictions under any treaty.
Check Namibia and Uzbekistan.
Indian Baboos, never are strategically focused to ask.
by Jaikissan
01 Nov 2005 10:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Gerard wrote:I don't think NPT restricts nuclear commerce.

Iran may sell Uranium to India provided the material is safeguarded at all stages.


So does Namibia, and Uzbekistan.
(stop acting, a sceptic)
by Jaikissan
29 Oct 2005 05:25
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

The US and canadians should realize that "past is past", as U.S State Dept's Colin Powell told us about Pakistani proliferation. This concerns a forward step for the future, not the past. "India decides which of its reactors are civilians and which ones are not", and the GoI intends to follow preci...
by Jaikissan
28 Oct 2005 09:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

It is time, I feel, that we wired up all that is required for another explosion and kept our finger on the trigger. Just as soon as the congress rubbishes the agreement, press the trigger and say FYS. Second, we are not signatories to the NPT, so be ready to prolifirate and make some money out of i...
by Jaikissan
28 Oct 2005 09:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

^^ That said, the India lobby in the US has cut a sorry figure today. 5 experts and out of which we could only muster one guy, Neil Joeck, who is at best a government employee whose support of the deal was tepid at best. Even TSP-centric hearings get equal pro-TSP "expert" representation. The heari...
by Jaikissan
27 Oct 2005 09:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Lawmakers Seek Info on India Nuclear Deal By FOSTER KLUG The Associated Press Wednesday, October 26, 2005; 9:02 PM WASHINGTON -- Congressional support of a landmark proposal to share civilian nuclear technology with India is not guaranteed , lawmakers are telling the Bush administration. Members of...
by Jaikissan
27 Oct 2005 08:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

POLITICS: India Abandons Global Nuclear Disarmament Analysis by Praful Bidwai NEW DELHI , Oct 26 (IPS) - Seven years after blasting its way into the world’s 'nuclear club', India has executed a major shift in its policy stance by jettisoning its long-standing advocacy of global nuclear disarmament ...
by Jaikissan
25 Oct 2005 11:19
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Dubya-Rice move to deep-six the current NPT agreement and reign in Axis of Evil nations like N. Korea, Iran (maybe TSP), Libya (done deal) is causing a lot of upset apple carts. Non-profutullahs who made a career out of NPT are left with nothing. China’s cozy arrangement of duplicitous proliferatio...
by Jaikissan
25 Oct 2005 06:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Dubya-Rice move to deep-six the current NPT agreement and reign in Axis of Evil nations like N. Korea, Iran (maybe TSP), Libya (done deal) is causing a lot of upset apple carts. Non-profutullahs who made a career out of NPT are left with nothing. China’s cozy arrangement of duplicitous proliferatio...
by Jaikissan
23 Oct 2005 05:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Laks wrote:I am hearing about Japan's fast breeder program for the first time. I know the French are also marginally interested in that.


Japanese Have MONJU FBR.
French had 1200 MW SuperPhenix, with Collaboration of Germany and Italy, but shutdown.
by Jaikissan
23 Oct 2005 03:47
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Seems, India's MEA mandarins did not consult Japan or Brazil before NSG. Though the chincoms supported India's UNSC membership, they wanted India to break-away from G-4(meaning exclude Japan). We showed our loyalty to the other 3, meaning Japan, Brazil and Germany, by sticking with them. Despite all...
by Jaikissan
22 Oct 2005 07:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Expediency to sign the nuclear deal in Feb-Mar '06, means it will be attached to some (Katrina or other)budgetary supplements, as Ackerman(pl. read his interview with Rediff) and Hyde( during 1st testimony) suspected. Though Dubya's admin. will be answering the questions through hearings of all kind...
by Jaikissan
21 Oct 2005 22:22
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Or for that matter, India has more experience in "'Gober-Gas, environment-friendly electricity production from cow-dung" than Unkil or Japan, EU. We are the best in this tech of 22nd Century.
Rien, pl., Exceptions are not rules.
by Jaikissan
19 Oct 2005 09:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Alok_N
Thank You, for your Time and Patience
by Jaikissan
19 Oct 2005 09:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Alok_N and Swaroop,
I am not that tech savy, i am struggling to find a way to figure/edit 'long hyperlinks'.
I apologise. It is not deliberate,
by Jaikissan
19 Oct 2005 09:03
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Indian Express This supports my earlier observation: Too much discussion regarding India's(MMS's decision) vote in IAEA, as oil-LNG versus Nuclear energy. Iran versus Unkil. As far the IAEA vote, a 'favour' to Iran was done by Indian diplomatic tango with E-3 to 'delay' referral to UNSC...a Shyam S...
by Jaikissan
16 Oct 2005 23:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

"Experts and congressional sources said the administration seems inclined to ask the NSG for a specific exception for India. But some countries would prefer a broad exception with criteria that other states could also aspire to meet, a European diplomat said. Pakistan, which like India tested a nucl...
by Jaikissan
16 Oct 2005 05:21
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

I believe the Niger mines are controlled by French companies and therefore fuel from them would be difficult to obtain. Uzbekistan is a non-NSG uranium exporter ? Ideal source for yellowcake. Eventhough, Niger has excess of yellowcake(little expensive, compared to international prices) Namibia: 213...
by Jaikissan
16 Oct 2005 04:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Before the recent UNGA.
Dubya to Dr. MMS: You are a good man, we can do business with you.
Now, recently, at UNGA, CTBT was reintroduced and was passed overwhelmingly.
3 countries opposed the resolution, the countries:
Unkil, India( a traditional opponent of CTBT) and Palau(Unkil's Bhutan).
by Jaikissan
16 Oct 2005 04:41
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Too much discussion regarding India's(MMS's decision) vote in IAEA, as oil-LNG versus Nuclear energy. Iran versus Unkil. MMS wants 8% sustained growth to claim G-8 or G-10 status. He was not overly-enthusiastic about N-5 UNSC seat hype. He possibly believes, that seat will eventually come down the r...
by Jaikissan
08 Oct 2005 08:36
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Alok_N,
Despite my login name, and very little background to brag, i am inclined to share some of my past shared moments with you.
We, eventually share the same dream.
by Jaikissan
08 Oct 2005 08:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

IMO, there is a larger strategy of energy security at play here ... If Indo-US collaboration in nuke is established, that is the best ... so, watch out for the entire playlist ... depending on how things play out with US Congress and with IRAN in UNSC etc etc, there may be a return to the play of I...
by Jaikissan
08 Oct 2005 07:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

India just needs one NSG member states to do business(break the voluntary, self-imposed, guideline...remember not breaking any treaty or legal obligation, just a guideline...or fudging technicality) boldly with us. I feel we squandered that when we did not utilise our IA-Air-Bus/Scorpene deal with F...
by Jaikissan
07 Oct 2005 23:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Opposition to the Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement
Replies: 321
Views: 82685

Note: The US nuclear power industry has serious manufacturing weaknesses . (Reactor tech - not the gigawatt generator tech that GE etc churn out). NSA Narayanan has hinted that their is a very good possibility of Indian NPCIL setting up plants in the US in the near future. Kakrapar attaining top pe...

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