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U.S.-India Nuclear Partnership Hyde Schedules Wednesday Oversight Hearing to Examine Nuclear Nonproliferation Issues, Committee on International Relations, October 25, 2005.
On July 18, 2005, President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh issued a joint statement establishing a "global partnership" between the two countries. As part of the agreement, President Bush stated that he would "work to achieve full civil nuclear energy cooperation with India" and would "also seek agreement from Congress to adjust U.S. laws and policies." Critics of the recently announced partnership argue that the proposed changes to long-standing U.S. policy threaten to undermine the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and global nonproliferation efforts. Proponents believe that the advantages of bringing India into the international nonproliferation regime outweigh these and other concerns. To be fully implemented, the proposed U.S.-India nuclear cooperation will require Congress to change existing law. The House Committee on International Relations' hearing, held on October 26, 2005, focussed on the agreement's potential impact on nonproliferation and recommendations regarding Congressional action.
Statements and Testimony are available as follows:
Source: House Committee on International Relations, http://wwwc.house.gov/international_relations/
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