US Senate panel approves Nuclear Deal
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved the US-India Nuclear Agreement by a 19-2 margin. The Senate panel appended agreement for consideration at its business meeting at the very last minute, adding it as item no.9 in its mark-up list. Now the deal has to be approved by the US Congress.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in New York and it is hoped that the deal would be ready for signing by the time he visits Washington DC on Thursday.