By K.N. Pandit
Indo-US civilian nuclear deal promises further cementing of good relations between two major democracies of the world. At the same time it is a boost to democracy in principle as the time tested political dispensation that ensures equitable justice and protection of human rights.
The deal is expected to meet India’s energy requirement, contribute to economic development and raise the quality of life of millions of Indians. That is how ordinary people will interpret the claim of ending India’s nuclear segregation.
Any deal of this importance and depth should not be taken into account either in isolation or in narrow national perspective. India is not a small country that will exert minimum impact on neighbouring countries and the region. What will be the implication on the region which, as we all know, is not only very sensitive but also involved in chronic conflicts and contradictions?