By sending the draft safeguards agreement to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency before facing a vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha, the Manmohan Singh government has violated not just an assurance its External Affairs Minister gave the nation two days earlier but also the most fundamental of democratic norms.

P.S. Suryanarayana "Willing to consider, if and when needed, India's nuclear accord with the U.S.'

Priscilla Jebaraj and Suresh Nambath India's energy security policy needs to go beyond the imported nuclear power that will be facilitated by the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Prakash Karat said on Sunday. Instead, the country's policy must focus on indigenous measures and energy accessed by following an independent foreign policy.

France was looking forward to "large-scale nuclear co-operation' with India in the civilian arena once India reached a satisfactory agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), French Ambassador to India Jerome Bonnafont said here on Thursday. France was even "ready to sign' a nuclear agreement with India, but only after India agreed to a safeguards agreement with the IAEA and received exemption from the NSG.

It was on May 11, 10 years ago, that the then NDA government announced India's formal entry into the nuclear club, with a set of underground tests that were followed by two more a couple of days later. The initial international reaction was wholly negative, as might have been expected, and it took a lot of diplomatic effort to ride out the storm.

A limited strategic partnership with the US is beneficial for India, the UPA, and the Left.

The objective of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) is only to stop the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal and not to destabilise the government.

India's zeal for reactor imports needs to be tempered by the fact that more than half a century after U.S.

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is scheduled to leave here on Monday on a six-day visit to India with a Congressional delegation.

B.P. Jeevan Reddy If the government ignores the will of Parliament and proceeds to finalise the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal, it would mean the executive is asserting its supremacy over Parliament