Bush Signs the Indo-US Civilian Nuclear Co-Operation Bill Into LAW

The US President George W Bush today signed the Indo-US Nuclear Co-operation Bill dubbed the Henry J Hyde India-US Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act into law.

December 18, 2006Signing the act at a special White House ceremony, he(Bush) said: “The deal will help keep America safe by paving the way for India to join the global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.”

Describing India and the US as natural partners, Bush said the agreement will enable India to meet its growing energy needs and was evidence of growing bonds of trust between them.

“After 30 years outside the system, India will now operate its civilian nuclear energy programme under internationally-accepted guidelines and the world is going to be safer as a result,” the US president said with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice standing by his side.

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