abhischekcc wrote:However, the deal had a provision that it would be subject to domestic US and Indian laws. That's what makes it vulnerable to the Hyde law.
Abhishek you yourselves have answered your question.
Anyways my take on the issue.
1. Any deal
/binding agreement between the two democratic governments under normal circumstances will be upheld by either parties; now there can be umpteen number of hypothetical scenarios where in there is a possibility of either side not keeping its end of the bargain and it is not just limited to the Indo-US nuclear deal ,it is infact true for any such agreement such a premise cannot be used to oppose any deal.
2. I have not yet gone through the 'document' itself however I know that GOI had made it clear that India is not obliged to adhere to any guidelines/directives (Hyde or any such US law) which have not been included in the deal .
3. The most important part is on what premise would USA violate an agreement made in the international arena ? I believe GOI has as it is imposed a self moratorium on TESTING so that eventuality is ruled out.
India imho has used Indo-US nuclear deal as a 'ticket' to the NSG ; it is the fuel
which we are after .
There was another hoax - that India has a credible nuclear deterent.
I believe there was an entire thread dedicated to this ; and I believe everyone agreed that more than the payload it is the delivery system and the n-triad which need to be operationalised for achieving credible n-deterrent.
Playing the numbers game in terms of the yields will only satisfy the jingo mind ; however to be honest any sane government would think twice before attacking a country which has access to a nagasaki/hiroshima era nuke.
Advertised by the tests !
The deal was based on the premise that our nuclear bombs will work as advertised by the tests.
what do you mean by that ?
But the H-bomb probably fizzled, and that may not be enough to deter China - our primary threat.
Why is China immune to vanilla pu
Hence, the nuclear deal is premature in calling for a capping of our nuclear capability just to get a few MW of electricity.
So how big a device in terms of the yield you wish to test to compensate for India's demand for few MW of electricity ?