Indo-US N-Deal sent to Capitol Hill for approval
The Indo-US nuclear deal, signed by President George W. Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in July 2005, offers India access to Western technology and cheap atomic energy as long as it allows UN nuclear inspections of some of its nuclear facilities. IAEA and NSG have given the necessary exemptions to the deal.
The proposed Agreement provides a comprehensive framework for US peaceful nuclear cooperation with India. It permits the transfer of information, non-nuclear material, nuclear material, equipment (including reactors) and components for nuclear research and nuclear power production.
The White House sent the text of the agreement and other relevant documents to lawmakers for final approval. The agreement, once approved, will remain in force for a period of 40 years.