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Insuring nuclear suppliers using Indian tax payers’ money – how nationalist is diluting liability, Mr. PM?
On the eve of India’s Republic Day, the Modi government has announced that it will arm-twist the public-owned General Insurance Company(GIC) to provide insurance cover for the nuclear suppliers. Though the exact details are still not clear, the media reports suggest that the Indian government has found a roundabout way for the US nuclear suppliers’ like Westinghouse and General Electric (GE) which have been lobbying to affect an amendment in the Nuclear Liability Act of 2010 ever since its inception. Touted as a big breakthrough during President Obama’s ongoing visit, this move is clearly a capitulation to the long-standing demand on the issue.
Sukla sen In his Agenda for nuclear diplomacy1, the author, Rakesh Sood, has rather intriguingly tied up two different issues together. But before taking that up, let’s look into the claim made by the author right at the very beginning of his article: “On June 22, the Narendra Modi government announced […]
Why is the United States government relentlessly insisting that India should override the “basic needs” and “dignity” of the residents of Mithi Virdi and Kovvada, just to promote the profits of Westinghouse and G.E.?