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Will nuclear power really help INDIA?
What are the facts and fiction on the nuclear deal ?

Asked by Zain, 06 Jul '08 07:28 pm
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Dear Zainji, Whatever I wanted to say has already been said by Mr.Jack Johnson & I am with him Regards Cyrus
Answered by cyrus irani, 07 Jul '08 01:18 pm

 
  
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A) We have a tremendous shortage of power.
b) I have seen Russian cities running on nuclear power... power was cheap, no voltage fluctuations and no power cuts.
c) So if we don't wish to become a nuclear left-out we better sign the deal.
d) Without the signature no country in the world is willing to sell us Uranium 235 which we need as raw material for our nuclear power plants.
Answered by joyoti sen, 06 Jul '08 10:29 pm

 
  
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Consider these facts about Americans ( and Europeans too):
1. After 1st Pokharan test, Americans withdrew every support regarding nuclear assistance provided to India in nuclear development programme.
2. Americans never wage a war or support any country, where its' monetary ends never meets. Iraq for oil is such an example.
3. Americans can't be tamed by whole world incase of obligation failures i.e. if in between process it may stop providing nuclear fuel, who would be accounted for all the fiasco and losses. And what would be precussions arising out of it.
4.How the nuclear fossils @ waste shall be managed is primary concern which no country has taken care of.
5. Can we trust Americans ? for unnecessary clause it puts in just to arm twist at any point.
6. Our foreign policy may suffer with friendly state like Iran and Russia.
In these context, I must say that nuclear deal is just like trusting a hungry wolf just before food.
And fact is nuclear energy may well be indegenou ...more
Answered by prabhat kumar kumar, 06 Jul '08 08:27 pm

 
  
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Yup it will make a whole lot of difference indeed.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 06 Jul '08 07:44 pm

 
  
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There is nothing fictional .
NUCLEAR power will only help india generate more electricity for the country and reduce our dependence on coal . petrol or diesel for electricity .
if signing the agreement stops us from making bomb then whats the harm .
we already have bombs , havent we ? how many more do we need ....
WHAT ABOUT THE COUNTRY'S ENERGY NEEDS ...IT WILL NEVER GO DOWN!!!!!!
Answered by subhashish chakraborty, 06 Jul '08 07:34 pm

 
  
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The technicalities of what the agreement entails has been given by a few honourable members of this forum, detailing what it entails for India to sign the agreement.

I will only attempt to answer it purely from a layman's point of view, for I personally feel, I am the least qualified to comment on an issue, where my knowledge may be just superficial. The text of the agreement signed in August 2007 is available at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2007/aug/90050.htm. The main agenda of the Agreement is given at Article 2. The purpose of the agreement is to facilitate full nuclear energy co-operation as stated there and to affirm "not to affect the unsafeguarded nuclear facilities of either party", thus leaving out our facilities which are military oriented. I am not going to state the important aspects of this agreement, as whatever is there to understand is stated in this document.

What does it entail for India? Does it enslave us or does it free us to pursue what is in our natio ...more
Answered by Omega, 07 Jul '08 02:08 pm

 
  
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What does Indo-US nuclear deal mean?
The US House of Representatives had voted to approve a landmark deal that will allow the United States to sell civilian nuclear technology to India. The overview of the deal and its implications are:
1. The legislation amends Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. It lets the US make a one-time exception for India to keep its nuclear weapons without signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
2. The amendment overturns a 30-year-old US ban on supplying India with nuclear fuel and technology, implemented after India's first nuclear test in 1974.
3. Under the amendment, India must separate its civilian and military nuclear facilities, and submit civilian facilities to inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
WHY the deal is CONTROVERSIAL?
Critics say it undermines the NPT, which holds that only countries, which renounce nuclear weapons, qualify for civilian nuclear assistance.
The accord sends the wrong me ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 07 Jul '08 06:17 am

 
  
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This is not a platform where we can discuss this issue. India needs to be a part of the global phenomena and this can happen if we sign this deal. The reasons given by the left are not tenable and it has now become a prestige issue for the UPA to back out. The following are the highlights of the 123 agreement.



The agreement not to hinder or interfere with India's nuclear programme for military purposes.

* US will help India negotiate with the IAEA for an India-specific fuel supply agreement.

* Washington will support New Delhi develop strategic reserves of nuclear fuel to guard against future disruption of supply.
* In case of disruption, US and India will jointly convene a group of friendly supplier countries to include nations like Russia, France and the UK to pursue such measures to restore fuel supply. ...more
Answered by gem mina, 07 Jul '08 06:15 am

 
  
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The Indo-US nuclear deal is all about providing assistance to India by US, in its civil nuclear energy programme. India need this to overcome its power shortage.
Answered by Ismail Sayyed, 06 Jul '08 09:36 pm

 
  
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We need not worry about good & bad of nuclear tech India if becomes dominant power then for security either for defence & civilian purpose we need nuclear tech at this juncture we cannot say no even though major power put sanctions on us we develope our own in every field so let the indo-us accord comes to force we will look into constructive part of the treaty then work nort debate waste of time
Answered by pramod gokhale, 27 Jul '09 11:38 am

 
  
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