Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

NSG discusses China-Pakistan deal, defers new ENR rules

Amidst internal divisions, series of demarches by India, consensus on the draft new rules proves elusive … 26 June 2010The Hindu NSG discusses China-Pakistan deal, defers new ENR rules Siddharth … Continue reading

June 26, 2010 · 2 Comments

China, Pakistan and the NSG

Rather than objecting to what it can’t prevent, India should back a nuclear deal for Pakistan structured around a package of non-proliferation commitments… 24 June 2010The Hindu China, Pakistan and … Continue reading

June 24, 2010 · 2 Comments

India wary of NSG double blow

Pakistan could get a free pass even as nucloear cartel tightens rules for nuclear transfers to India … 21 June 2010The Hindu India wary of NSG double blow Siddharth Varadarajan … Continue reading

June 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

Putting victims at the centre of liability law

The Nuclear Liability Bill needs to be amended to ensure adequate compensation in the event of an accident. 18 June 2010The Hindu Putting victims at the centre of liability law … Continue reading

June 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Turn the nuclear bill from liability to asset

The legislative challenge is to ensure that Indian victims get the same degree of protection from Indian courts as U.S. victims would from their courts… 16 June 2010The Hindu Turn … Continue reading

June 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Government dilutes nuclear bill under U.S. pressure

Foreign suppliers to be let off even if accident caused by their gross negligence … 10 June 2010The Hindu Government dilutes nuclear bill under U.S. pressure Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · 4 Comments

Nuclear Summit adopts communiqué and plan of work

Aim is to promote effective security of nuclear materials worldwide … 14 April 2010The Hindu Nuclear Summit adopts communiqué and plan of work Siddharth Varadarajan Washington: The 47-nation Nuclear Security … Continue reading

April 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

India wants ‘zero tolerance’ for nuclear traffickers

India and Pakistan take potshots at each other at the Nuclear Security Summit… 14 April 2010The Hindu India wants ‘zero tolerance’ for nuclear traffickers Siddharth Varadarajan Washington: With the spectre … Continue reading

April 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Manmohan links nuclear security and disarmament

Best way to have nuclear security is to have no nukes… 14 April 2010The Hindu Manmohan links nuclear security and disarmament Siddharth Varadarajan Washington: India on Tuesday made a strong … Continue reading

April 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Nuclear Security Summit opens in Washington

47 nations gather to take stock of how to lock down all nuclear material … 13 April 2010The Hindu Nuclear Security Summit opens in Washington Siddharth Varadarajan Washington: A major … Continue reading

April 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Nations mull plan to tighten security of nuclear materials

But misunderstandings abound over the summit agenda… It is about nuclear weapons? Or proliferation? or nuclear energy?… The truth is the NSS is really about the physical protection of nuclear … Continue reading

April 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Nuclear Summit agenda is to ensure terrorists don’t get the bomb

Non-proliferation targets states; nuclear security targets non-state actors… 12 April 2010The Hindu Nuclear Summit agenda is to ensure terrorists don’t get the bombNon-proliferation targets states; nuclear security targets non-state actors … Continue reading

April 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Radiation poisoning a reminder of need for better ‘nuclear security’

The AERB is meant to keep a ‘cradle to grave’ track of radioactive sources like the Cobalt-60 sealed container which workers cut open in a Delhi scrap metal market last … Continue reading

April 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

India and U.S. likely to clash over nuclear liability bill

American suppliers unhappy with lack of “absolute liability” for operator … April 1, 2010The Hindu India and U.S. likely to clash over nuclear liability bill Siddharth Varadarajan New Delhi: Pilloried … Continue reading

April 1, 2010 · 2 Comments

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