Thursday, July 10, 2008

India-Russia sub deal

Starting with this post of Rob's at LGM, I learned that: (1) India is leasing a Russian nuclear submarine for 2009, and (2) leasing nuclear subs is permitted by the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (to which Russia but not India is a party) whereas selling them is not. Who says you don't learn anything by reading blogs?

Changing the subject somewhat and following up on an earlier post, it appears that the Indian government is going ahead with the signing of the U.S.-Indian civilian nuclear cooperation deal. For the political ramifications in India, see e.g. the BBC's coverage.

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