India and US working on revised draft for NSG approval
India and the US are working on a new draft text for Nuclear Supply Group (NSG) waiver. The new text, which will be circulated later this week, is likely to modify the language of the draft to keep NSG member countries’ concerns in perspective, but within India’s concerns in tact.
The draft is currently being negotiated between the US and India in Washington, where foreign secretary Shiv Shankar Menon is working on the language with William Burns and Richard Stratford.
There are three main conditions that have become the core : a testing clause, bar on transfer of enrichment and reprocessing technology and a periodic review of India’s compliance.