Proposed US-India Nuclear Legislation

Analysis of the Administration's Draft Legislationto Change US Laws to Facilitate Nuclear Cooperation with India.  [PDF]
The legislation submitted by the Bush Administration seeking a waiver of US laws concerning nuclear trade with India would significantly curtail Congressional oversight. In addition, as Congress examines the possibility of carving out an exception for India, key pieces of information necessary to make an informed decision are missing, including the detailed separation plan for military and civilian reactors, the negotiated agreement with India (the “123 agreement”), and India’s safeguards agreement with the International Atomic energy Agency (IAEA).