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Diluting India's Nuclear Liability Regime - Who gains?

India's civil nuclear liability regime has been at the center of dispute between India and US as the Indian legislation inter alia permits a right of recourse against suppliers in the event of a nuclear accident (caused due to the suppliers' fault). The US has been pushing for a dilution of this regime and the recent visit of President Obama saw some movement on this front with the Indian government offering various assurances to its US counterparts. Has the Indian government gone back on its previous position in order to assuage the fears of the American nuclear industry? What do the latest negotiations on the nuclear liability regime mean for the citizens of India and our energy security? NewsClick discusses these issues with Prabir Purkayastha of Delhi Science Forum and the All India Peoples Science Network.




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