India must separate civil, military N-facilities
President Bush has asked India to separate its military and civilian nuclear programmes, saying that the July 18 nuclear cooperation agreement signed between the two countries would need that to proceed. "By following through on our commitments, we'll bring India's civil nuclear programme into the international mainstream and strengthen the trust between our two nations," Bush said in a major speech delivered at Asia Society on Wednesday. "This is not an easy decision for India; nor is it an easy decision for the US. Implementing this agreement will take patience." He said that he would continue to encourage India to create a credible, transparent and defensible plan to separate its separate its civilian and military nuclear programmes.
Posted by: Fred 2006-02-23