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U.S. Nuclear Cooperation With India: Issues for Congress [Updated October 24, 2005]   [open pdf - 105KB]

From the Summary: "Significant U.S.-Indian nuclear cooperation cannot go forward without action by Congress. India does not meet existing nonproliferation criteria under current U.S. law (Atomic Energy Act; P.L. [Public Law] 95-242; 42 U.S.C. [United States Code] 2153 et seq.), so the Bush Administration could use exemptions and waivers under current law; propose legislation to amend certain portions of the Atomic Energy Act; or propose standalone legislation to create an exception for India. The Administration has not revealed its proposal yet. Congress may also choose to approve an agreement with conditions, as it did for the 1985 nuclear cooperation agreement with China. This report will be updated as necessary."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL33016
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2005-10-24
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