A decade after the historic Indo-US nuclear deal, experts said the pact did not lead to India setting up foreign-built reactors, but helped fuel domestic power plants and give access to critical technologies in strategic areas.
They also felt the pact, signed on October 10, 2008, gave India the recognition of being a responsible nuclear weapon state with strong non-proliferation credentials. The Indo-US nuclear cooperation agreement gave a fillip to the ties between the two nations, which since then have been on an upswing.
India conducted a nuclear test in 1974, following which a torrent of sanctions hit the country’s defence, nuclear and space programmes hard. “We knew that we had limitations on nuclear trade, so there was a need for progress within,” said Anil Kakodkar Read More