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A. Gopalakrishnan

A. Gopalakrishnan is former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of the Government of India.

Civilian and Strategic Nuclear Facilities of India

January 05, 2006

One of the major objectives of the United States in entering into the Indo-US nuclear co-operation agreement is to bring about an early freezing of the Indian weapon-usable nuclear materials stock at the minimum possible level. India, in turn, obviously wants to retain all the accumulated inventory of such materials, as well as the facilities to produce the additional material we consider essential for a minimum deterrence, out of IAEA safeguards. Obviously, each country wants to manoeuvre the separation plan to suit its specific objective.