Washington: Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said India has no worries about US honouring the Indo-US nuclear deal, but would like to get a “positive reaffirmation” from the present administration to carry forward the process.
Singh, who will arrive in Washington on a state visit late Sunday, said India would like to operationalize the “watershed” agreement and ensure that the objectives for the nuclear deal are realized in full merit.
Equitable order: A file photo of US President Barack Obama (left) and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the G-20 summit in London. PIB
“We have no worries, but we would like a positive reaffirmation of this administration to carry forward the process,” Singh said in an interview to NewsWeek magazine, the full transcript of which was released by the ministry of external affairs on its website.
He was asked whether he was concerned about the US honouring the consent agreement.
Singh said the partnership with US was for sustained and sustainable development of India and the new global world order which is in search of a new equilibrium.
“India and the US could be partners in refocusing our attention on an equitable, balanced, global order,” Singh, who will meet Obama on Tuesday, said.
Asked whether India is worried about the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty which President Obama seems very intent on pushing through the senate, Singh said. “Why should we be worried? We are not worried at all.”