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by sraj
10 Jan 2014 08:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
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Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Comment in the Washington Post Manek wrote: 3:46 PM EST This is one of the most misleading articles that I have read. I stay 300 metres away from the US Embassy in Delhi. The US Embassy had blocked a public road so that it's staff could conveniently walk across from one compound to the other. Blocki...
by sraj
03 Jan 2014 07:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Is there an equal opportunity law in India? This would be a direct violation then. OTOH, if the US argues that it is US territory, then it is a violation of US law. Either way, this can be construed as a discriminatory practice. A simple web search for Indian laws showed only this: EQUAL REMUNERATI...
by sraj
01 Jan 2014 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2531363/ Double-standards-Indian-employees-US-missions-claim-paid-pittance While the starting salary for a US mission official is about $31,000 (Rs 19.2 lakh) per year plus allowances, it can go up to $151,000 (Rs 93.4 lakh) for a diplomat and ...
by sraj
25 Dec 2013 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

Interpretation of Vienna convention is murky under this case as DK does not enjoy full diplomatic immunity that ambassadors enjoy ...... Really? Not when the US is arguing in the International Court of Justice about US consular officers. Please see below. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/breach...
by sraj
22 Dec 2013 22:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

It's a question of how the US wants to deal with this. We will observe and we will remember. We have done the US or it's diplomats no harm as far as I know. It's not a matter of a crime being investigated, which would be fine and Indian diplomats have faced the music on both sides in the past on th...
by sraj
21 Dec 2013 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

12:22 pm: Omar questions removal of US embassy security barriers "I'm all for reciprocity but removal of US embassy security barriers is taking things too far. These barriers weren't a privilege, were they?" If the security barriers weren't a privilege, there should be records of how much...
by sraj
16 Dec 2013 22:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Strategic News and Discussion
Replies: 14521
Views: 357207

Re: India-US Strategic News and Discussion

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-diplomat-strip-searched-meira-kumar-refuses-to-meet-us-mps/1/331543.html Gaurav Sawant New Delhi, December 16, 2013 | UPDATED 22:24 IST We need to understand what is going on here: 39-year-old Dr Khobragade, a 1999 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer ...
by sraj
26 Jun 2011 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 366543

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

The bigger "beauty" is on the cards - India's membership to NSG..There was further progress on it this time....It might take a year or so, but that is going to be the other game changer for India... Could you elaborate on how this is a 'game changer for India'? What are the relative benef...
by sraj
17 Jul 2009 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 366543

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

On eve of Clinton visit, 'denial' puts N-deal back in focus To add to India's woes, on the eve of Clinton's arrival, the biggest dampener of all has come in the form of America's clever attempt at G-8 to insert a clause asking G-8 nations to ban transfer of enrichment and reprocessing (ENR) technol...
by sraj
17 Jul 2009 09:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 366543

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

A new challenge on the nuclear front Not sure if this has been posted before The G8 decision on enrichment and reprocessing-related trade is a wake-up call for the Indian establishment Siddharth Varadarajan It is one thing to try and spin one’s way out of domestic criticism but if the Manmohan Sing...
by sraj
11 Jul 2009 01:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News And Discussion
Replies: 4936
Views: 366543

Re: India Nuclear News And Discussion

G8 ban is sign India’s nuclear quest is not over posting in full Siddharth Varadarajan Reversal raises questions about effectiveness of Indian diplomacy New Delhi: In diplomacy, as in football, smart players know the consequences of losing sight of the ball. The blink of an eye is all it takes to m...
by sraj
22 Dec 2008 01:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion

The use of thorium fuel for nuclear energy is still being tested, but Thorium Power believes positioning itself in India as quickly as possible could prove lucrative. What exactly is the value Thorium Power company is adding to the Thorium reactors? Is it a mining company? They do not seem to posse...
by sraj
23 Nov 2008 02:55
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion

NRao here is background of Mulford remarks Saturday, November 15, 2008 India to sign N-liability pact New Delhi, Nov. 14: To protect American corporate interests, and to thwart Russia’s attempts to grab a bigger chunk of the Indian nuclear industry pie, the United States on Friday suggested India t...
by sraj
29 Oct 2008 06:38
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Widespread fallout from India-US pact From the above: Japanese officials and strategists also worry that the US-India agreement could pave the way for a nuclear-armed Korean Peninsula. Even though all six governments participating in the multilateral talks to deal with North Korea's nuclear weapons...
by sraj
20 Oct 2008 20:10
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Speaker considering privilege notice against PM Raising the issue, Basudeb Acharia of CPM alleged the Prime Minister failed to fulfil his promise to the House made in July that he would come back to Parliament before operationalising the Indo-US civil nuclear deal. If GoI's defence is that the US-I...
by sraj
20 Oct 2008 19:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

US nuclear players press India for liability framework Any liability cover offered by GoI should be directly linked to fuel supply, through a law enacted by Parliament (can be part of the Jekyll Act or a separate law or an amendment to an existing law). Fuel supply to a facility is disrupted for an...
by sraj
08 Oct 2008 21:24
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

MMS Commitment to Lok Sabha on July 22, 2008 I say in all sincerity that this session and debate was unnecessary because I have said on several occasions that our nuclear agreement after being endorsed by the IAEA and the Nuclear Suppliers Group would be submitted to this august House for expressin...
by sraj
08 Oct 2008 07:58
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

State Department Briefing Today Daily Press Briefing Robert Wood, Deputy Spokesman Washington, DC October 7, 2008 QUESTION: Has India given you to understand that they will sign the nuclear deal once Bush has signed it tomorrow? MR. WOOD: Let me just say the agreement will be signed at some point b...
by sraj
08 Oct 2008 00:46
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

'US Domestic Laws Define The Boundaries Of The N-Deal' Interview with Ashley Tellis [Question:] But the Hyde Act is a big problem for India. It's mainly a rhetorical problem because the Indian government has asserted that the Hyde Act and other US legislation do not bind India. That's both right an...
by sraj
07 Oct 2008 21:14
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

RajeshA: We need to wait until Bush signs HR 7081. I will post some suggestions on what should be in a Jekyll act after perusing whatever Bush has to say at the signing. btw, US industry which lobbied for this deal can be rewarded in many different ways, not necessarily with 2 reactors. We need to r...
by sraj
07 Oct 2008 19:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

There is nothing sacrosanct about a signing on Oct 13. Even if Bush would like 123 to be signed before he leaves office, we have time until Jan 20, 2009. A Jekyll Act can be introduced in the Lok Sabha as early as Oct 17 when it convenes for its-long delayed "monsoon" session. The importan...
by sraj
06 Oct 2008 06:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

The feeling in the US camp is one of major disappointment. They feel that president Bush, who has delivered on all his promises to India , is still not trusted by Indian government leaders, including prime minister Manmohan Singh. {Arun_S: Oh yes indeed because President Bush is so white and honora...
by sraj
29 Sep 2008 13:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

The US is in need of heavy water for its Y-12 plant. It has no heavy water plants left in operation. It is unable to import heavy water to make Lithium Deuteride because that would violate the NPT obligations of potential suppliers. The same NPT article that prohibits certain Indian actions also pr...
by sraj
28 Sep 2008 12:28
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

NRao: thanks for all the links. From the GNEP link you posted, it is clear that GNEP is only one of several proposals, others being: GNEP isn't the only international proposal Regardless of GNEP's fate, preventing the future spread of sensitive nuclear technologies will remain a complex task. Altern...
by sraj
28 Sep 2008 05:39
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

sraj, AFAIK, France has already stated that all their reactors would come with assured fuel supplies and the right to reprocess fuel. On further inquiry, the French Ambassador had to admit, that it would not include any enrichment and reprocessing technology transfers until the NSG has clarified it...
by sraj
28 Sep 2008 05:20
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

GNEP cannot be pushed to the background - the US leading that effort, but it cannot work without France OR Russia and BOTH have publicly stated (even as the Georgian fiasco was going on) that they will support the US. GNEP is OPEC++ for the nuclear field. GNEP will have total control. Absolute cont...
by sraj
28 Sep 2008 04:51
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

This analysis by Siddharth Varadarajan of the bill before the Senate (and just passed by the House) deserves to be posted in full and deserves a careful reading: Congressional riders turn 123 Agreement into lame duck India can no longer hide behind the claim that “internal processes” within the Unit...
by sraj
27 Sep 2008 14:12
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

FT news item Howard Berman, chairman of the House foreign affairs committee, agreed to introduce the Senate bill - instead of a similar measure he had proposed - in a decision that erased need for both chambers to agree. But he put it on a fast-track course needing a two-thirds rather than simple m...
by sraj
24 Sep 2008 00:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

It's official: PM won't ink N-deal with Bush Senior officials, however, made it clear that even if the 123 agreement was passed, it would not be signed by the prime minister during his Washington meeting with President Bush at the Oval office in the White House on September 25 at 5.10 pm. After the...
by sraj
23 Sep 2008 22:33
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Indian strategic affairs analyst K. Subramanyiam recently noted China was admitted into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in the early 1990s (despite a spotty nonproliferation record) to integrate it into the nonproliferation regime as a stakeholder. "What the promoters of the NPT and the NSG ...
by sraj
20 Sep 2008 23:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Raja Menon says: Without the 123, agreement and the Hyde Act, no high-tech dual use licenses can come to India without the approval of the US Department of Commerce or the State Department, and no US company gets into this hassle unless the order is worth billions of dollars. Brahma Chellaney says: ...
by sraj
15 Sep 2008 08:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Bush report says India complying with Hyde Act on Iran It reveals, for example, that India has formally committed its adherence to the guidelines of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in separate letters dated September 8 and September 9, 2008, an announc...
by sraj
08 Sep 2008 09:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

I believe India would sooner or later, maybe in 3 years or so, become herself a member of NSG, then we wouldn't need others to do our vetoing. This may be misplaced optimism. What incentive does NSG have to invite India in, and thereby neutralize whatever leverage (real or illusory) they have today...
by sraj
08 Sep 2008 08:43
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

On the whole question of whether ENR technology is available under this NSG waiver, and the Washington Post report which says it is not: Perhaps the answer lies in the following? from link In addition, in the course of the NSG meeting, the United States confirmed that participating NSG governments e...
by sraj
08 Sep 2008 08:16
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

On top of that, people here expect the US to help India by asking other people to supply fuel as well, in the event of a test that they see as unnecessary provocation. :rotfl: It is GoI that has negotiated these explicit expectations with the Bush Admn and repeated them ad infinitum inside and outs...
by sraj
08 Sep 2008 07:50
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Thirty words that saved the day Siddharth Varadarajan's blow-by-blow account -- worth reading in full. At Vienna, the fate of the entire waiver for India from the export rules of the Nuclear Suppliers Group revolved around the use of some thirty odd words. That, plus some late-hour pinch hitting by...
by sraj
08 Sep 2008 07:13
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 203380

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

A breakthrough, says Kakodkar Anil Kakodkar has described the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s (NSG) waiver to India as “an acceptable arrangement which meets our requirements.” Surely a breakthrough and rejoiceful day. But let us not lower out guard and sleep under this tree at mid point. There are miles...
by sraj
03 Sep 2008 04:52
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 43371

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Reuters News Item The Arms Control Association made public on Tuesday a document in which the State Department answered questions from a senior U.S. congressman concerned with how the India nuclear deal squared with U.S. nonproliferation laws. The legal and technical questions were submitted in Oct...
by sraj
31 Aug 2008 09:00
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 111094

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Even spin calls for honesty Swapan Dasgupta in Pioneer Outright untruths can have a short-term success but end up rebounding on the disseminator. In the run-up to last week's NSG meeting, the Government put out comforting projections of growing global unanimity around the India-US nuclear agreement...
by sraj
30 Aug 2008 23:45
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 111094

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Lame Duck Sessions Since 1933 The US Congress has had a "Lame Duck" session (i.e. after the November elections) on a large number of occasions, including in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. In 1970-71, the lame duck session extended from Nov 16 - Jan 2. In 1940, it went on from Nov 7 - Jan 3. ...

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