Thursday, March 17, 2005

INDIA: US keen on nuclear energy, joint defence production:

He said the two sides had identified three major areas to move forward - a strategic dialogue that will include India's defence requirements, coordination on regional security problems, like the cooperation during the recent tsunami tragedy and the diplomatic offensive to force King Gyanendra of Nepal to restore multiparty democracy and an enhanced business dialogue. The official said there was an "expression of interest" by Rice of the US working with India in Bangladesh where, according to both New Delhi's and Washington's assessment, the general security had deteriorated to an extent that it could affect regional stability. He was referring to the growing violence in that country and the role of the fundamentalist forces in it........More