123 Agreement Us India
On 3 August 2007, the two countries published the full text of Agreement 123.  Nicholas Burns, the chief negotiator of the Indian-U.S. nuclear agreement, said that the United States had the right to denounce the agreement if India tested a nuclear weapon and that no part of the agreement recognized India as a nuclear-weapon state (contrary to the Non-Proliferation Treaty).  In India, proponents of the agreement cite economic considerations as one of the main factors in their support for the agreement. For example, Indian scientist Rejaul Karim Laskar states that “the most important importance of the agreement for India is related to the contribution it will make to meeting India`s energy needs to maintain strong economic growth.”  Financially, the United States also expects that such an agreement will stimulate India`s economic growth and bring in $150 billion in nuclear power plants in which the United States wants to have a share in the next decade.  India`s stated goal is to increase nuclear power generation from the current 4.780 MWe to 20,000 MWe by 2020. On 25 August 2010, the Indian Parliament passed the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act which authorizes the operator to sue the supplier in the event of an accident for technical defects in the facility.  In the wake of the nuclear disaster at Japan`s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, nuclear power plant safety issues, compensation for radiation leaks, disaster repair costs, operator liability and supplier liability were again highlighted. (a) The United States has demonstrated its commitment to a reliable supply of fuel from India; In accordance with the joint declaration of 18 July 2005, the United States also reaffirmed its commitment to create the conditions necessary for India to fully access the fuel. As part of the implementation of the Joint Declaration of 18 July 2005, the United States commits to seeking agreement from the U.S. Congress, amending its national legislation and working with its friends and allies to adapt the practices of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to create the conditions for India to fully access the international fuel market. , including reliable, continuous and continuous access to fuel deliveries from companies in several countries.
3. Where the implementation of an agreement or contract between Indian and American organizations is necessary for the exchange of experts under this agreement, the contracting parties facilitate the entry of experts into their territory and their stay on their territory, in accordance with national laws, regulations and practices.