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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:11 PM
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India opposes US non-proliferation plan
January 28, 2005 11:04 IST

US President George W Bush's nuclear non-proliferation plan has been stalled due to resistance from many countries, including India, a media report said in Washington on Thursday.

"The open possession of nuclear weapons by India and Pakistan and their ability to escape serious international punishment because of their strategic value to the US and its allies have weakened the longstanding taboo against obtaining nuclear arms," the Wall Street Journal reported.

The most difficult debate internationally, said the paper, may be on Bush's proposal for an across-the-board ban on sales of nuclear-fuel technology to nations that don't already possess full-scale plants. <snip>

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