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Forty Years Ago, April 24, 1981: US Scraps N-deal

Informed official sources told The Washington Post on Thursday that the Reagan ad­ministration was ending the 18-year-old US nuclear cooperation agreement with India.

By: Editorial |
April 24, 2021 1:50:59 am
The Indian Express front page, April 24, 1981. (Express archive)

Informed official sources told The Washington Post on Thursday that the Reagan ad­ministration was ending the 18-year-old US nuclear cooperation agreement with India. The substance of the decision was made known to the Indian government last week by senior State Department officials during high-level talks here that centred on nuclear issues. If true, it makes nonsense of earlier claims by Eric Gonsalves, leader of the Indian team at the talks, and American officials that no decision had been taken.

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