The Indo-US nuclear deal has kicked up a lot of dust in the corridors of power in Delhi, Washington, Islamabad and Beijing, to name those most directly affected by it. It has also been regurgitating in the media for over two years now. Paradoxically, the deal was at its inception expected to break down in Washington and not in Delhi owing to the pressure of the proliferation crusaders. But the vagaries of politics are as mysterious as those of human behavior. This post provides attempts to create a resource base of links and citations for those who really want to get to the heart of the debate over the deal or analyse the media reportage on the issue. The effort has been to provide for as diverse sources (online) as possible covering the many aspects that have been debated.
First, we have a series of articles in the mainstream media with dates and the names of author and journal. The second list which is the reason why this post got delayed is a detailed list of publications again largely from the mainstream media but with their online links for easier access. There maybe some repetition in the two lists in which case it is recommended that you follow the linked article and kindly overlook the repetition as this bibliography. Further queries for the articles cited are welcome. This post is in wider public interest, discussion and dissemination.
The First List: Author, Article, Journal, Date.
A.N. Mitra, "Debate on Deal: Not Rocket Science", Indian Express, 28 Aug 2007 .
Anil Kakodkar, Interview, Frontline, Vol.24 Issue 16, 11-24 Aug 2007.
Arun Shourie, "Part One – A word dropped, a word inserted and the assurances are fulfilled!", Indian Express, 17 Aug 2007.
Arun Shourie, "Part Two – Forward-looking farce", Indian Express, 18 Aug 2007.
Arun Shourie, "Part Three–Strategic partnership’ without a strategy", Indian Express, 19 Aug 2007.
Bodhisatva Ganguli, "Breaking the Technology Shackles", Economic Times, 28 Aug 2007.
Jasjit Singh, "Don’t Lose Face", Daily News and Analysis, 22 Aug 2007.
John Cherian, "Concerned Neighbours", Frontline, Vol.24, Issue 16, 11-24 Aug 2007.
K. Subrahmanyam, "Let’s Believe In Ourselves", The Times of India, 20 Aug 2007.
Kapil Sibal, "Part One –1 2 3... Get set, go!", Indian Express, 27 Aug 2007
Kapil Sibal, "Part Two – Deal delivers more than PM’s promise", Indian Express, 29 Aug 2007.
M. Veerappa Moily, "The highest feat of diplomacy", Hindu, 28 Aug 2007.
M.R.Srinivasan, "New opportunities for nuclear energy", Hindu, 02 Aug, 2007.
N. Ravi, "Will the triumph turn into a tragedy?", Hindu, 27 Aug 2007.
OPINION – Daily News and Analysis, "Powerful Debate", Daily News and Analysis, 22 Aug 2007.
OPINION – Hindu, "Put the Nuclear Deal on Hold", The Hindu, 20 Aug 2007.
OPINION – Indian Express, "Atomic Atma", Indian Express, 28 Aug 2007.
OPINION – Times of India, "Really Big Deal", Times of India, 21 Aug 2007.
OPINION –Times of India, "It’s Now or Never", Times of India, 25 Aug 2007.
Prakash Karat, "Why the CPI(M) and the Left Oppose the Nuclear Deal", The Hindu, 20 Aug 2007.
Prakash Nanda, "Critics have Lost the Plot", Indian Express, 25 Aug 2007 .
R. Ramachandran, "Deal and debate", Frontline, Vol.24 Issue 16, 11-24 Aug 2007.
R. Ramachandran, "Over to NSG", Frontline, Vol.24 Issue 16, 11-24 Aug 2007.
Rajiv Deasi, "Chinese Whispers", Times of India, 21 Aug 2007.
Ram Jethmalani, "Mandarin red tape", Hindustan Times, 28 August 2007.
Siddharth Varadarajan, "Deal Breather, Not Deal Breaker", The Hindu, 20 Aug 2007.
Siddharth Varadarajan, "Taking stock of the Indo-US nuclear deal", The Hindu, 17 August 2007.
Sudheendra Kulkarni, "Why the Left is Right on the N-deal", Indian Express, 26 Aug 2007.
Swapan Dasgupta, "BJP, seek don’t", Indian Express, 28 Aug 2007.
T.S.Subramanian, "Euphoria and Fear", Frontline, Vol.24, Issue 16, 11-24 Aug 2007.
Tavleen Singh, "Bad Talk about a Good Deal", Indian Express, 12 Aug 2007.
Yashwant Sinha, Interview, Frontline, Vol.24, Issue 17, 25 Aug- 05 Sep, 2007.
The Second list, articles with their online links:
The Arms Control Association Resource Page on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal with Reports and Documents, Congressional Hearings, Non-Governmental Statements and Analysis, Government Statements and Proposals, Arms Control Today articles, Press Links and also an over view.
The Henry L. Stimson Center Resource Page on the Indo-US Nuclear Deal, From the Basic documentation, Congressional Action, Stimson Center Publications, US and Indian government Publications and Statements,Congressional Testimony, CRS Reports and External Publications.
CPI (M) Polit Bureau statement on nuclear deal
The 123 Agreement
PM’s Dr. ManMohan Singh's statement in the Lok Sabha on Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation with the United States
The nuclear deal: key issues and political circumstances By N. Ram
A sound and honourable 123, Editorial, 6 August 2007
Put the nuclear deal on hold, Editorial, 20th August 2007
Why the CPI(M) and the Left oppose the nuclear deal by Prakash Karat
Deal breather, not deal breaker by Siddharth Varadarajan
Deal and debate by R. RAMACHANDRAN, Frontline,24(16), 11-24 August
The 123 Agreement as concluded is more acceptable and domestically saleable in both countries than what it was in its original form.
Euphoria and fear by T.S. SUBRAMANIAN, Frontline,24 (16) 11-24 August
Some nuclear scientists welcome the agreement, while others are concerned about the consent clause on reprocessing spent fuel.
Over to NSG by R. RAMACHANDRAN, Frontline,24(16), 11-24 August
‘No possibility of any interruption.’, T.S. SUBRAMANIAN Interview with Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Frontline,24(16), 11-24 August
Growing protests by JOHN CHERIAN, Frontline,24(16), 11-24 August
The deal fails to meet the assurances given by the Prime Minister to Parliament, says CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat.
Concerned neighbours by John CHERIAN, Frontline,24(16), 11-24 August
Taking stock of the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal by Siddharth Varadarajan, 17 August 2007
The nuclear agreement and Parliament by B.P. Jeevan Reddy, The Hindu, 10th August 2007
"For nuclear renaissance, the world needs India” by Harish Khare and Siddharth Varadarajan, 10th August 2007,
As Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, R. Chidambaram has played a crucial behind-the-scenes role in the formulation of India’s approach to the question of civil nuclear cooperation with the United States. Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission from 1993 to 2000, he supervised the conduct of the 1998 nuclear weapons tests at Pokhran. In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, he spoke about the implications of the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal for India’s strategic and civil nuclear programmes, as well as for the future of nuclear power worldwide.
Insulating India’s reactors from fuel disruption reality check
By Siddharth Varadarajan, 8 August
123: Rethink before we go forward, 7 August 2007
For energy production, the incremental gain of importing reactors as against the slower indigenous approach will be marginal. But the strategic costs, in terms of dependence, will be high.
A guide to the provisions of the 123 agreement by Siddharth Varadarajan, 4 August 2007
The 123 agreement: from bad to worse, Michael Krepon and Alex Stolar, The Hindu, Aug 25, 2007
Riedel: Delay on U.S.-Indian Nuclear Accord Only a ‘Hiccup’ On Road to Stronger Ties, Council On Foreign Relations, October 17, 2007
America's New Strategic Partner?, by Ashton B. Carter, Foreign Affairs, July/August 2006.
Over the last year, the U.S. and Indian governments struck a deal that recognizes India as a nuclear weapons power. Critics say Washington gave up too much too soon and at a great cost to nonproliferation efforts. Perhaps. But India could in time become a valuable security partner. So despite the deal's flaws and the uncertainties surrounding its implementation, Washington should move forward with it.
How Washington Learned to Stop Worrying and Love India's Bomb, by Ashton B. Carter
Foreignaffairs.org - author update, January 10, 2007.
Carter's update to his July/August 2006 essay "America's New Strategic Partner?"
The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal: Backgrounder, Esther Pan, CFR, February 24, 2006
Save The Nuclear Deal, Sumit Ganguly,26 Oct 2007, The Times of India
When political survival triumphs over energy imperatives, K. Subrahmanyam
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Resources on the Nuclear Deal.
Always the bridesmaid, The Hindustan Times.
The N- ‘deal’ is being scuttled, not because it is bad for India, but because we seem incapable of understanding its benefits, writes K Shankar Bajpai.
No stars in our eyes, The Hindustan Times.
The United States is denying humanity the world over the advantages of cooperation in the arena of space exploration, writes Sitaram Yechury.
FIRM BUT WITH RESPECT, Prakash Karat in conversation with Manini Chatterjee of The Telegraph, 31 october, 2007
The Chinese Point of View
Nuclear agreement and big power's dream, People's Daily, August 30, 2007.
Nuclear agreement and big power's dream (2), People's Daily,August 30, 2007
The Pakistan P.O.V.
US-India nuclear deal, Dawn, July 22, 2005
An upbeat American view By Qudssia Akhlaque, Dawn, 25 March 2006
US-India agreement may inspire N-arms race in Asia, By Thalif Deen, Dawn, August 2, 2007
Cartoons are from The Times of India.