India and the U.S. are further on the path to implementing the civilian nuclear deal with senior nuclear department officials of both sides exchanging the signed text of the “administrative arrangements” that would guide the deal, says a report by ManoramaOnline. This follows the cryptic announcements made by both countries as President Obama arrived in New Delhi in January.
External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the Indo-U.S. nuclear contact group had “acknowledged that policy hurdles no longer exist”. He also added that 100 officials from different countries with whom India is doing nuclear commerce are attending a workshop on India’s Nuclear Insurance Policy. The officials are from Japan, including from Toshiba, and from Westinghouse, which is to set up the U.S. -built reactors in India.
“All the biggest names in the nuclear field”, including from Russia’s Rosatom are attending the workshop. “All those doing business in India are here, trying to work out and understand issues,” Akbaruddin said.