India, Canada ink N-deal
Canada and India signed a landmark nuclear deal on Sunday, ending a quarter of a century of mistrust after India used Canadian technology to build its first nuclear bomb. The agreement will enable India to import Canadian nuclear equipment and technology and secure over 2,000 tonnes of uranium to fuel its rapid economic growth. PM Manmohan Singh, who was present during the signing with Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, assured that the imported uranium and technology would not be used for “any unintended purpose’’. Harper hailed it as a good agreement because “we cannot live in the past of 1970s”. Canada is the eighth nation to reach a civil nuclear deal with India since the NSG lifted a 34-year ban on India in 2008.