view of nuclear deal from american
the nuclear industry in the usa is trying to tie india into a deal that would mostly benefit the industry in the usa. since either side can cancel the deal at anytime, once the construction begins, the indain government would be helpless to resist doing everything the usa government says, including policy, because the usa could threaten to cancel the project, and india politicians would have to explain the resulting waste to their constituents. not to mention the tremendous cost over-runs that are undoutedly coming, to add to the fact that nuclear power generation is the most expensive way.
america is trying to force india to okay the deal quickly before the indian people have time to read the fine print.
if indian wants to sit at the big table with the world leaders, they should not use this boondoggle for usa industry as an ante. better to invest in alternative energy research.
i find it embarrassing to see m. singh be so pandering to g. bush, who the american public regard as the worst president ever.