Let’s not get carried away by Kevin Rudd’s holy sounding position on not selling uranium to India. The purported reason? Well, it’s because India has not signed the Nuclear Non-Prolieration Treaty. The likely reason? Because our big uranium customer China, with its nuclear weapons, doesn’t want India to catch up, with its nuclear weapons
.New Delhi to persuade Australian PM for uranium sale to India Little About By Naveen Kapoor New Delhi, Nov.11 – ANI: Energy starved India, which is pressing hard to ensure sufficient nuclearfuel supply for its drying nuclear reactors, is likely to persuade the visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to open up the uranium sale to India.
” India is more than willing to buy Uranium from Australia and it will be a part of the agenda of the “broad-based” discussion with Kevin Rudd who will hold talks with his Indian counterpart and host of other leaders during his three-day India visit, said informed sources to ANI on Wednesday……………..
India derives consolation from the fact that Australia had supported India in getting clean waiver at the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and also at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last year.
However, in spite of exemptions and lifting of sanctions on India for doing nuclear trade, Canberra is sticking to ” No Uranium Sale to India” on the ground that India is non-signatory to the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT).