Friday, March 03, 2006

Nuclear deal...

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- The United States will send nuclear fuel and expertise to India under the terms of a pact reached on the last day of President Bush's visit to New Delhi.

Is it what it looks like? Or again a political gimmick? I have strange feeling that its all part of tightening circle around Iran... Firstly India voted against Iran in IAEA meeting, which wasn't something everyone suspected. India being an Iranian ally for such a long time, in the middle of Iran-India gas pipeline deal, which was something so important to India due to its souring energy requirements, was left in jeopardy because of this vote. So probably this nuclear deal was offered by US at the time of IAEA vote and India must have assumed that it was the high time to cruch such a deal from a country who once defied its nuclear activities. India got what they want (only if they know what they want, first russian ally,then european and now US), and americans diplomat did what they were asked for; cutting off Iranian relations to its friendly countries/outside world.

By doing so, they have sent very wrong signals to all those countries trying to develop nuclear weapons secretly,Libyan action won't be seen as example anymore and they will pursue with their plans as from this situation, it looks like time washes away everything with it, at one stage Indian research centers were imposed sanctions by US government due to Nuclear test explosions by Indian government and now they agreed to provide uranium for nuclear plants :)

On the other hand India won't get much out of this deal anyway, they have to open their nuclear sites for international observers, and if they are concerned about advanced technology, then they already got it, and Russia is supplying more nuclear plants to them anyway. So either it was a symbolic agreement by Indian government to show their loyalty or show of political power by US government, time will decide, all I'm concerned is that Pakistan will lose royalty it was supposed to get from that gas pipeline project.

19 Comments:

At 12:36 am, Blogger Mariam said...

Good analysis! Keep it up!

 
At 3:27 am, Anonymous A Sher said...

SOunds a bit conspiracy to me!

There is a difference between a nuclear bomb and nuclear power. As far as I know this is all about nuclear power.

Iran isn't in America's good books because they paint massive posters on buildings in Iran saying 'Death to America' Iran can't have its cake and eat it. They can't go around saying the holocaust never happened and israel doesn't exists and that they want to blow israel up(even though it doesn't exist) and that the west giving the zionists land was a plot by the west to continue the holocaust (even though they say the holocaust never happened!)

I mean if India has the choice of being mates wtih America or Iran....which are they going to choose?!?!?

 
At 3:30 am, Blogger Tauqeer said...

i wonder what happened to "DE SHAIR"?:P

 
At 3:48 am, Anonymous a sher said...

He says the same thing ;)

 
At 4:44 am, Anonymous Sheharyar said...

The reason our stock market does not react to certain issues like India's stock market does is because we are a nation that burns down offices, universities (a wing of Punjab University to be more specific), assembly halls and innocent citizen's cars and private property as a way to demonstrate against something that happened thousands of miles away and as a way to show our "love" for Islam and Pakistan ! I think the best way to show love for Islam is to show the world exemplary behaviour and convince them what a great religion Islam is rather than showing the world that we are so deeply entrenched in absolute illiteracy that we take pride in burning down our own cities!! Maybe we should sometimes look within ourselves to see why we are in the position that we are in. There are more "literate", dignified and effective ways of communicating one's displeasure than coming down to being nothing but unleashed hoodlums!
That is why the Indian economy has grown on average at more than 7% for the last DECADE (not just a couple of years like us and then start faltering) !! and that is why now India is growing at close to 9% and that is why at least 50% of the Fortune 500 companies now outsource business to India. That is why it is projected that at these growth rates by 2025 India might overtake economies like China, UK and even Germany. Where does Pakistan stand in this situation???

 
At 9:34 pm, Blogger Mariam said...

Sheharyar: I like your comments - great minds think alike :D

 
At 2:08 am, Blogger Tauqeer said...

it was never about india pakisan comparison....

 
At 7:59 pm, Anonymous Sheharyar said...

It was never about the India Pakistan comparision??really?? What about Japan or Malaysia. Japan the second largest economy of the world after the US has a population of merely 127 million as opposed to Pakistan's 162 million and in theory after the second world war Japan started from a state of absolute economic disaster.
Malaysia which is a predominently muslim country. Malaysia is now the tenth largest trading nation in the world. Its exports have grown from 1 to 100 billion dollars since 1963. Its economy has grown for 30 years with 7% average annual growth, with very varied agricultural and hi-tech manufactured exports. It has had a nearly 40% internal savings rate. GDP is nearly $10,000 per person (as opposed to $2200 for Pakistan, $3100 for India and $5600 for China) for its population of 23 million (MUCH less than the Indian, Chinese or even Pakistani population). It is now also the U.S.'s tenth largest trading partner.Different races and religions (Malays, Chinese, Indians and native tribes in Borneo) all work and live in peace, each practicing their own religion and customs, having their own schools and much local autonomy.

 
At 9:51 pm, Blogger Mariam said...

From this article on BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4777718.stm), it appears that India has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, so it will not be bound to open its nuclear facilities to the international atomic energy agency (IAEA). I think this deal has further alienated Pakistanis from the US. Both India & Pakitsan are rival neighbors with nuclear capabilities. To give one of them the opportiunity to harness nuclear energy while depriving the other will affect the status quo negatively.

BTW, the US is the only country ever to use nuclear power against another country & its attempts to limit nuclear proliferation are, justifiably, looked upon as hypocrital by some nations around the world.

 
At 12:15 am, Anonymous THE SHER! said...

Do you not remember a little incident called pearl harbour? Completely unprovoked attack on America?

The nuclear bombs dropped in Japan where essential to gaining world peace. This may seem a bit ironic. But those bombs ended WW2, and made sure that I'm not typing this in German and wasn't genetically modified to have blonde hair and blue eyes.

Yes America has used the nuclear bomb. Whether it was a good choice or not is debatable. But to call it justifiable to call them hypocritical when they limit nuclear proliferation is completely absurd!!

What, so since America has used the bomb they should allow any country with any crack pot dictators to harness that sort of power? Hiroshima is STILL feeling the effect of radiation with increases in cancer rates in that area!

Nuclear bombs AND nuclear power are not toys to be played with(anyone remember Chernobyl??) With great power comes great responsibility.

Countries which can be trusted should have them. Pakistan is under military dictatorship just now. They sell their nuclear secret to other countries. How has Pakistan actually merited America and the UN's trust? Aided in the war on terror? Pakistan is still a hotspot for terrorists. The US isn't in the business of being fair to both India and Pakistan, just because they are sworn enemies.

I'm not a pessimist....I'm a realist.

What sheharyar says about Malaysia is the absolute truth. It is about the most free, democratic and developed country I know which practises sharia law....

 
At 9:45 pm, Blogger Mariam said...

Sher: Two wrongs do not make a right. You can't say that assuring the survival of non-Aryan civilians was worth damaging generations of civilians in Japan. The US's record of using atomic power against another nation & now trying to limit nuclear proliferation really IS considered hypocritial by many around the world, and I say this as an opponent of military use of muclear power.

 
At 8:53 pm, Anonymous Sher said...

So what are you saying that they shouldn't limit it?

What they did was in the past. So now since they have used the bomb in the past they should just let anyone use it?

On paper, yes it is hipocritical. But just because it is hipocritical doesn't mean that it is wrong to limit nuclear proliferation.

 
At 3:12 pm, Blogger Tauqeer said...

I support demilitarization of all kinds by every nation...
::And if that is "NOT POSSIBLE" then possession of nuclear weapons by anyone is no big deal.

 
At 4:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big deal?

I'd rather the world wasn't a radioactive wasteland :p

 
At 8:32 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the last comments of tauqeer...Besides who made US the SHO of the world just because she has nuclear weapons? Why don't they destroy there weapons first before pointing fingers at others.

 
At 3:36 am, Anonymous sheharyar said...

lol@ SHO and SHE ..:D

 
At 3:31 pm, Blogger Tauqeer said...

sheharyar ji, country is always treated as a SHE entity, no? [in English*-)]

 
At 7:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US would probably gladly destroy their Nuclear bombs over Iran :rolleyes:

 
At 12:22 pm, Anonymous sheharyar said...

lol....no angraigi plzz..thankyou

 

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