Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Biden Trip to India Includes Focus on Atomic Trade Deal Biden Trip to India Includes Focus on Atomic Trade Deal

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Global Security Newswire

Biden Trip to India Includes Focus on Atomic Trade Deal

July 22, 2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was slated to arrive in New Delhi on Monday for talks with top-level Indian officials aimed at solidifying bilateral strategic relations and spurring implementation of a landmark 2008 atomic cooperation deal, the Times of India reported, citing a high-ranking U.S. official.

''The vice president will set up an ambitious agenda for U.S.-India cooperation, not just for years ahead but decades ahead,'' the unidentified Obama administration official said.

Five years after Washington agreed to permit the export of U.S. nuclear materials and technology to the growing South Asian nation, the bilateral civilian nuclear trade deal has yet to be implemented. Concerns by U.S. firms that domestic Indian regulations place too much liability on international exporters of nuclear technology in the event of an atomic reactor accident have stymied the trade accord from being carried out.

 

The nuclear deal will be “firmly in [Biden’s] crosshairs" when he visits India for four days this week, an unidentified U.S. official was quoted by The Hindu newspaper as saying. The U.S. side will reassert its view that it considers the liability issue a hurdle to implementation of the agreement.

This article was published in Global Security Newswire, which is produced independently by National Journal Group under contract with the Nuclear Threat Initiative. NTI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to reduce global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

Job Board
Search Jobs
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Rail Field Construction Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Jacksonville, FL
Manager, Quality Assurance
American Society of Civil Engineers | Memphis, TN
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus