IAEA approves India safeguards pact
The Board of Governers of the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today met in Vienna and approved the India-specific safeguards pact.
Mohamed ElBaradei ,chief of IAEA said a basic inspection plan for India met safeguards standards and modalities have been worked out on a system of extended checks.
India would now seek a waiver from 45 nuclear supplier nations allowing trade with a non-NPT country, then ratification from the US Congress, to finalise the deal.
The accord would open up to India the world market in atomic materials and technology for civilian use.