Friday, August 15, 2008

brahma: more nuclear slavery, from the NSG draft proposal

aug 15, 2008

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.)

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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:

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Tranquil said...

Fear NOT!

india has the most powerful bomb which no one in this entire WORLD can ever duplicate or possess.Which alone is enough to make all our adversaries quail.

And that is:

" we koooondemn the DASTARDLY attack ".

witan said...

Read this also: Experts ask NSG to reject India-specific exemptions (rediff news, August 16, 2008 10:48 IST)
“Non-proliferation specialists and non-government organisations have asked the foreign ministers of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to reject the US proposal to exempt India from long-standing global nuclear trade standards.

Over 150 non-proliferation specialists and NGOs, from around two-dozen countries, in letter to the Foreign Ministers of the NSG said: "India's commitments under the current terms of the proposed arrangement do not justify making far-reaching exceptions to international non-proliferation rules and norms."”

Actually, the "experts'" opposition may turn out to be a blessing for us.