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Knowing that the Indian government is notoriously stingy with information, I asked the French for a copy of the grandly titled ‘Co-operation agreement Between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the French Republic on the Development of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy’ that was signed by Anil Kakodkar of the Atomic Energy Commission and French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner in Paris on September 30.
Yesterday, I received the following reply:
Unfortunately this agreement is not yet public, as its ratification process has first to be completed.
If there are any readers of this blog who care to shed light on what this “ratification process” involves and how long it will take, please enlighten me. And if one of you has the text, you know where to email it already…!