#7. U.S.-India Nuke Deal Fails
Oct. 16: India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regretfully informs President George W. Bush that a nuclear agreement hailed by Washington as the "single most important initiative" in U.S.-India history has been stalled for the foreseeable future. The agreement, which provided for India to gain access to global nuclear energy markets despite its nuclear weapons program, was opposed by Singh's coalition partners on the grounds that it made India's nuclear program beholden to Washington. They vowed to bring down the government if Singh went ahead with the deal.
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