How is nuclear deal helpful to India ?
Described by the Bush administration as the "single most important initiative in the 60 years of our relationship"' the landmark agreement would have allowed India to become the first nation allowed to keep its atomic weapons and to trade in nuclear technology despite not having signed international treaties on non-proliferation.
Although India's prime minister, Manmohan Singh, had personally backed the deal, the government was unable to convince communist allies the agreement was in the country's interest.
In the two months since the pact was finalised, the row between Mr Singh and communist politicians, vital for his government's survival, has become increasingly bitter.
The communists' argument is that India ...more