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PacNet #8B – A finely calibrated nuclear deal

The U.S.-India civilian nuclear negotiations reached another milestone March 2, 2006 when President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh signed off on the Indian plan to separate its civilian and weapons-dedicated nuclear facilities. Under the plan, India will place about two-thirds of its facilities in the civilian complex, and work with the IAEA to institute “firewalls” to ensure their separation from the weapons complex.