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Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism
Edited By P R Chari
Taylor and Francis

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, supported by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, undertook a book project on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal in 2008. The book titled “Indo-US Nuclear Deal: Seeking Synergy in Bilateralism”, edited by PR Chari has been published by Taylor and Francis India and is the first such book on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal since it was signed in 2008.

The volume is a collection of 12 articles which sketch the role played by various actors — state and individual, both national and international, in either obstructing or facilitating its finalization. It examines and analyzes the various political and technical issues relating to the deal since negotiations between the two countries began and locates these within the totality of Indo-US relations. Further, it provides an analysis of the deal from different viewpoints — domestic, international, the media, non-proliferation lobbyists, pro-deal pressure groups, its technical dimensions, and most importantly, the political dynamics of the deal, making this work a holistic study of a significant event in Indo-US bilateral relations.

 This project is supported by the NTI.

 Contents of the Book

1. Introduction: The Indo-US Nuclear Deal.
2. Tarapur: Lessons from the First Episode in the Indo-US Nuclear engagement.
3. Prime Time Deal.
4. Politics and lobbyists: The Internal Political Dynamics Influencing US congressional Approval of the nuclear Deal.
5. Internal Roadblocks to the Indo-US Nuclear Deal
6. The process of Negotiation of the Nuclear Deal/123 Agreement
7. Chronicle of a Deal Foretold: Washington's Perspective on Negotiating the Indo-US nuclear Agreement.
8. Implications of the Indo-US nuclear Deal India's Energy and Military Programs.
9. Fast Breeder Reactors: Technical Challenges and the Record So Far.
10. The Indo-US Nuclear Deal and the non-Poliferation Debate.
11. The Indo-US Nuclear Deal in the context of the Indian Foreign policy.
12. Conclusion: The Indo-US Nuclear Deal: An Uncertain Future.


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

Routledge, 2009
ISBN 978-0-415-54452-8
Rs. 695

The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies in collaboration with Taylor and Francis India is organizing a book discussion to mark the launch.

The panel discussion will be chaired by Amb. Salman Haidar, Former Indian Foreign Secretary. The panelists include:
Amb. Arundhati Ghose, the former Permanent Indian Representative to the UN Conference on Disarmament;
Mr. Siddharth Varadarajan, Strategic Affairs Editor, The Hindu;
Dr. Rajesh Rajagopalan, Professor, School of International Studies, JNU


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