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2017 9:42 am The team for the four-day matches will be announced later.have not only not materialisedbut have not even cast a shadow on our nuclear programmes strategic or otherwise The last action that was needed for India to reap the benefits of NSG exemption and begin international civil nuclear commerceboth as an importer and exporter of nuclear equipmentwas the passage of a nuclear liability bill in line with international conventions that would attract foreign suppliers to Indiawhich would also enable compensation and relief in case of a nuclear accident stemming from the enlargement of the Indian civil nuclear programme It was the considered opinion of many economists and planners that India would need to expand its electric power-generation capacity to realise its long-term goalsand that nuclear power would be one of the preferred options given the universal concern about carbon emissions and the declining stock of hydrocarbons A domestic nuclear liability bill in line with international norms was sine qua non for any substantial international nuclear commerce The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill was leaked before it could be formally introduced in Parliament last year The government withdrew itonly to introduce it this year in Parliament in light of the need to give effect to the various bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreements it had signed with Francethe USthe UKCanadaRussiaetc Not surprisinglythe coalition of opposition forces began their war of misinformation These forces against the liability bill are the same ones who opposed the nuclear dealbut their motives are different The anti-US brigade is against it because it would facilitate nuclear commerce with the US Those against Indias strategic nuclear programme oppose it since it would validate Indias growing nuclear capabilities even if in the civil nuclear arena The anti-nuclear power lobby should not be concerned with a nuclear liability bill since they are against any nuclear power in Indiabut in their opinionanything that will impede international commerce with India will do equally well The bill that has been passed now will negate the success of the Indo-US nuclear deal and the NSG amendment by making both international and domestic nuclear suppliers boycott the Indian market The bill is in its final stages and hopefullyas in the case of the Indo-US nuclear dealwill pass through Parliament What has been dishearteninghoweveris the indifference or indecisiveness shown by parties who would have benefited from both the Indo-US nuclear deal and the passage of the nuclear liability bill The government has shown no clear direction all through the progress of the nuclear liability billit has been astonishingly inept The DAE does not seem to have clarified the link between a bill in line with international conventions and international nuclear commerceand how it is vital in order to make India a strong global nuclear supplier in coming years The Indian nuclear industry stands to benefit substantiallybut has kept studiously silent through the various debates Indian industrial associations and chambers of commerce have also been conspicuously silent even as their US counterparts spoke up Foreign nuclear suppliers (especially the French) who expect to gain from the Indo-US nuclear deal but required an Indian civil nuclear liability act in their inter-governmental agreement with ushave also been silent even when the bills opponents propagate the myth that the French would be happy to supply nuclear equipment to India even if the Indian liability bill directly names the foreign supplier as being liable for accidents To sum upthis has been a dismal picture of the Indian decision-making environment on a crucial national issue This might now have been a handicap in the days when not much was expected of Indiabut it will not do if it expects to become a major power to whom others look to The writer is visiting fellow at IDSA and the National Maritime Foundation For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News In India, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, a heart attack claimed the life of ‘Wajid Sahab’ at the Balewadi range in Pune where the Nationals are on,” The core sector where investments will have to be brought and developed includes education.about 400 people are killed by elephants and in retaliation about 100 elephants are killed. But I do believe one shouldn’t run away from commitment.

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