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A debate to remember (2019)

the US-India nuclear deal

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Abstract

The US-India nuclear deal, popularly known as the 123 Agreement, announced by George W. Bush and Manmohan Singh on 18 July 2005, was a defining moment in the relationship of the two countries, as also India's relationship with the non-proliferation regime. The Bush administration's implied recognition of India's nuclear weapons, and its abrupt reversal of three decades of sanctions to restore Indian access to nuclear fuel, reactors, and dual-use technologies despite being a non-proliferation treaty non-signatory, led to contentious debates in both India and the USA. This text emphasises the multifaceted debate in India over the nuclear deal using concepts from science and technology studies.

Keywords

Nuclear nonproliferation, Government policy, India, United States

Languages

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

9780199091034

Edition

First edition

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780199481705.001.0001

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