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Will Nuclear Commerce With India Result in More Proliferation Posted: Jul 14, 2005 6:29 PM
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Re: Will Nuclear Commerce With India Result in More Proliferation Posted: Jul 14, 2005 7:15 PM
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The good professor at Stinson has been mislead by the Pakistani analyst who is the co-author of this analysis.

China and US fought a bitter war in korea with 30,000 US soldiers dead. US has provided all the assistance fiancially and openned up its market to Chinese products in last 25 years. And now US is co-operating with China to build commercial nuclear reactors; So what is wrong in co-operating with India.

US has provided $5 billion aid to Pakistan in last 3 years to get their help to nab Osma Bin Laden. US has come out with a zero on this count. Again if their is Nuclear Walmart in operation it is in Pakistan. North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya all got their technical know how from Pakistan. Still US provides huge amount of aid to Pakistan.

If a deal with India is struck, it is a commercial deal (no aid). For money, US will export Nuclear plants to generate electricity to India and still keep the vital component of technology (fuel supply) in its own hands. It is a win win situation for US. Their nuclear technology is getting obsolete ( no plants have been built in US in last thirty years). Hence GE will be able to polish its technology with this agreement and get ready to build new plants in US also.

Still a vital component of this discussion is that if Iran strikes a deal with India, then Iran gets very rich, Pakistan gets rich too and may become independent of US on the fees it will charge as transit fees ($500 million a year). That is not acceptable to US, hence by giving India the vital commercial technology it will sabotage the Iran-India deal. US does not have to fear as they keep the key component of technology still at home.

So my good professor, consider all aspects and current situation. What you are saying in all this analysis is old history.

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Re: Will Nuclear Commerce With India Result in More Proliferation Posted: Jul 14, 2005 9:58 PM
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WHY India and Pakistan have not signed NPT is beyond comprehension -- can they go on building Nukes without constraints and controls....AND can they DARE to test them underground or overground again -- impossible impossible and impossible -- the world WILL NOT allow any more nuclear testings for any purpose whatsoever..

...the the nuclear donkey is dead for all pratical purposes.....I think it's time stop beating the already dead animal......this dream more like a nightmare will not materilize for India or Pakistan.....so they should quit the peurile pursuit -- and spend the money on the deteriorating Infrasturucture and supply of regular electricity for industrialization of the subcontinent.....

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Re: Will Nuclear Commerce With India Result in More Proliferation Posted: Jul 15, 2005 1:15 AM
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Great head lines but no substance.

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Re: Will Nuclear Commerce With India Result in More Proliferation Posted: Jul 19, 2005 11:45 AM
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now that India is the 'best friend' of the US -- and a 'responsible' partner in sharing US nuclear technology for civilian purposes -- India and Pakistan as the Non-NATO most favored ally of US -- MUST sign the NPT and CTBT together.....

not doing so when most of the countries have signed it -- will be economically politically and morally reprehensible....

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Re: Will Nuclear Commerce With India Result in More Proliferation Posted: Jul 20, 2005 11:58 PM
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We have to wait and see what India has to give in return for the US Nuclear reactors other than paying for them. Will it entail placing all it's cilvilian nuclear facilities under the IAEA? What is to be the status of the fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkan?

There are many interesting aspects and insufficient details at this time.

Presently India is caught in the NSG trap and can't get fuel for its civilain reactors. Its previous supplier was Russia. How will India continue with its military reactors? Can it produce sufficent uranium locally and enrich it also?

This is an interesting development but what does or what is India doing in return.

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