appropriately for independence day, thanks to manmohan singh. (you will remember that he extolled british rule in india as positive. this was a bit before he got bolder and declared india was first and foremost for mohammedans.)
From: Brahma Chellaney
Serious implications for India in NSG draft proposal
Brahma Chellaney | August 15, 2008 | Rediff
The cleverly worded US draft to the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) for carving out an exemption for India from the NSG rules (called "guidelines") seeks to irrevocably tether New Delhi to the nuclear non-proliferation regime. What is significant is that this draft proposal was submitted last week to the NSG chair, Germany, after consultations with the Indian government.
Although New Delhi may have expressed satisfaction with its inoffensively packaged wording, the draft proposal carries serious implications for India. The draft is likely to attract even more India-specific conditions when it is taken up for consideration by the NSG, given the cartel's consensual decision-making process. But consider the following implications of the existing draft, which in essence conforms to the Hyde Act provisions:... deleted