US Nuclear Pact with India
05 March, 2006
Some Congress members say the deal will exacerbate the threat of nuclear arms proliferation, but the president disagreed.
During a discussion with entrepreneurs in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, he said India has been "an excellent partner in non-proliferation over the past decades". "Therefore, I can tell the American people that this is an important agreement to help deal with the proliferation issue.
However, the Bush administration does not find Pakistan fit for same kind of agreement. US Secretary of State Codaleezza Rice says though, Pakistan is one of the most important allies of America in war on terror, however a civil nuclear agreement with it is not possible at the moment.
1) Do you agree with a contention that India-US nuclear agreement is against China?
2) Will this agreement destablise the balance of power in South Asia?
3) What should be the mildest reaction of Pakistan to American attitude?
4) Do you agree with Ms Rice’s statement that Pakistan is not fit for such agreement?