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Sheer Insensitivity

We are shocked at the government’s sheer insensitivity in announcing on the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe that it is going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear power project.

Japan's Nuclear Crisis Is a Wake-up Call for India

We deeply regret the death and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and are gravely concerned at the disaster at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station.

Some Concerns on Indo-US Deal

Two criticisms of the Indo-US deal on cooperation on nuclear power are that it will adversely affect India's ability to maintain a 'minimum nuclear deterrent' and that it is inadvisable to separate the civilian from military nuclear facilities. Both fears do not have any basis.

Indo-US Nuclear Cooperation: A Non-Starter

Any meaningful cooperation on nuclear power between India and the US is impossible under the strongly held current policies of the two countries. If India and the US were to enter into a programme, the US will carefully orchestrate its moves in a manner in which it will neither violate its laws nor go against the major stipulations of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime. The losers in the game will be India's department of atomic energy.

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