On high-profile India visit, Obama says progress made on nuclear sticking point
New Delhi (CNN) – The leaders of India and the United States, testing the diplomatic extent of their personal friendship, said on Sunday they’d made progress on a deal allowing U.S. firms to cooperate on civilian nuclear power plants in India.
U.S. companies are reluctant to construct nuclear plants in India if they aren’t shielded from liability after accidents, an assurance Indian lawmakers have been unwilling to extend. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi stopped short of announcing a full-fledged deal but did say they’d moved forward on the issue.
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