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India, US achieve breakthrough in N-deal


Jan 25,New Delhi:

India and the US today achieved a breakthrough in operationalisation of the stalled nuclear deal in a major outcome of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama.

PM Modi announced an agreement on the nuclear liability issue after talks with US president Barack Obama.Six years after we signed a bilateral agreement we are moving towards commercial viability," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Today we have achieved breakthrough in understanding on two issues that are holding up the ability to advance our civil nuclear cooperation; we are committed towards full implementation, says Obama

President Obama, speaking after PM Modi, said "namaste"(Hello) and then "Mera Pyar Bhara Namaskar (Greetings with love)." He thanked PM Modi for the "chai pe charcha" (talks over tea) and said, "we need more of those at the White House."

Deepening ties with India will remain a top foreign policy priority for our administration, says Obama

President Obama has been invited by PM Modi to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations tomorrow. He will be the first US president to be chief guest at the Republic Day parade. He is also the first US president to visit India twice

The US President will attend a state banquet hosted by President Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this evening. Sources said 250 guests have been invited for the banquet