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Indo-US Nuclear Deal Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism - Revised Edition

Edited by P R Chari

This book incorporates the Indo-US civil nuclear agreement from its inception in July 2005, its conclusion in the latter part of 2008 and its beleaguered situation since 2009 through 13 articles, each of which focuses on different aspects of the deal. They discuss the factors that facilitated the agreement, the roadblocks that were encountered, and its implications for the future of India’s foreign policy, its energy security and the international non-proliferation regime. Together, they address the internal political dynamics in India and the United States to present perspectives of both countries.

The volume also highlights the technical paradigm of the nuclear deal: its implications for India’s military and energy programmes, and a legal scrutiny of the 123 Agreement. Further, it attempts to analyse the rationale for the unrelenting domestic and international opposition which the Agreement faced, examining whether the objections raised by different group[s at various stages were substantive or motivated. Finally, the book provides an overview of the Indo-US nuclear deal and posits it within the larger framework of Indo-US relations.

The revised edition will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, political science, international law, peace and conflict studies, South Asian studies and military studies.

Contributors; Vidya Shankar Aiyar, Rekha Chakravarthi, P R Chari, Eric Gonsalves, Sonali Huria, Dhruva Jaishankar, Reshmi Kazi, Tanvi Kulkarni, Ashwin Kumar, Lalit Mansingh, Swapna Kona Nayudu, R Rajaraman, David Temple.


Chapter 1
Introduction: The Indo-US Nuclear Deal
P.R. Chari

Chapter 2
Tarapur: Lessons from the First Episode in the Indo-US Nuclear Engagement
Eric Gonsalves

Chapter 3
Prime Time Deal
Vidya Shankar Aiyar

Chapter 4
Politics and Lobbyists: The Internal Political Dynamics Influencing US Congressional Approval of the Nuclear Deal
David Temple

Chapter 5
Internal Roadblocks to the Indo-US Nuclear Deal
Rekha Chakravarthi

Chapter 6
The Process of Negotiation of the Nuclear Deal/123 Agreement (India)
Reshmi Kazi

Chapter 7
Chronicle of a Deal Foretold: Washington’s Perspective on Negotiating the Indo-US Nuclear Agreement
Dhruva Jaishankar

Chapter 8
Implications of the Indo-US Nuclear Deal for India’s Energy and Military Programmes
R. Rajaraman

Chapter 9
Fast Breeder Reactors: Technical Challenges and the Record So Far
Ashwin Kumar

Chapter 10
The Indo-US Nuclear Deal and the Non-Proliferation Debate
Swapna Kona Nayudu

Chapter 11
The Indo-US Nuclear Deal in the Context of Indian Foreign Policy
Lalit Mansingh

Chapter 12
Conclusion: The Indo-US Nuclear Deal: An Uncertain Future?
P.R. Chari

Chapter 13
P.R. Chari

Appendix A

Thematic Comparison of Legislation – I
Swapna Kona Nayudu

Thematic Comparison of Legislation – II
Sonali Huria

Thematic Comparison of Legislation – III
Sonali Huria

A Chronology of Events from October 2008 to September 2011
Tanvi Kulkarni

Appendix B - Documentation

Published by Routledge, New Delhi

New Delhi: Routledge, India

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