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A Debate to Remember: The US-India Nuclear Deal

Chaitanya Ravi


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. A Debate to Remember emphas ... More

Keywords: US, India, nuclear, deal, 123 agreement, separation plan, Iran, pipeline, fast breeder, thermonuclear, NPT

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199481705
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199481705.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chaitanya Ravi, author
Former Adjunct Professor, George Mason University