Examine the key issues created by the so called "Parallel Safeguards"and "Right to Recourse"in context with Indo-US nuclear cooperation.

Right to Recourse
Under the 123 agreement, one of the commitments India had made was to ensure that its liability law would be consistent with international law, mainly the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) for Nuclear Damage, which India has signed but yet to ratify.
Parallel Safeguards
The US has wanted that India should accept the nuclear-material tracking and accounting arrangements that go beyond the safeguards system that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved and applied to nuclear-armed India’s civilian nuclear program.

Question for UPSC Mains:
Examine the key issues created by the so called “Parallel Safeguards” and “Right to Recourse” in context with Indo-US nuclear cooperation.

Published: February 3, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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