Kalam backs Indo-US Nuke deal

June 26th, 2008 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

By Kestur Vasuki

Bangalore , June 26 (ANI): The former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Thursday said the nuclear deal with the U.S. will prove beneficial to India .

Kalam was talking to the media at the sidelines of a conference on International Aero Space in here today he said that it was crucial for India to sign the deal with the US.

Until the time that our scientists produce thorium-based nuclear reactors from our thorium deposits which are second largest in the world, we will require uranium to sustain our energy requirements for which the deal will be important to us, he said.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh is facing the lefts wrath on nuclear deal and Dr. Kalams support for nuclear deal assumes significance. (ANI)

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