Former PM Gujral welcomes NSG waiverSeptember 6th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 6 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral tonight welcomed the waiver given by the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to the US-India civil nuclear cooperation deal.
Reacting to the NSGs decision Mr. Gujral said: I have always supported the nuclear deal as it ends Indias nuclear isolation and places it into a different league altogether.
Gujral added that apart from positions taken and political compulsion by various opposition groups, the fact is no political party can deny that the nuclear deal will work to Indias advantage.
His reaction came after the 45 nation NSG granted India an unconditional waiver to activate its nuclear commercial relation with the rest of the world. The NSG approval ends 34 years of isolation enforced upon India following the 1974 Pokhran nuclear tests. (ANI)