India describes NSG waiver landmark development

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New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) India today described as a ''landmark development'' the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) consensus decision on a waiver to it for global nuclear trade and said it was a recognition of India's''impeccable non-proliferation credentials'' which would end its decades-long nuclear isolation.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a statement after the 45-member nuclear cartel gave its approval to India that the NSG decision was ''forward looking and momentous.'' The Prime Minister, who poke with US President George Bush on phone immediately after the NSG approval, thanked him for his role in taking forward the civil nuclear initiative and the NSG decision to adjust its guidelines to enable full civil nuclear cooperation between India and the international community MORE UNI RB SP GC1805

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