New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) In a terse reaction to NSG waiver to India for nuclear commerce, the BJP said it could be a day of 'joy' for the UPA government, but was a day of 'shame' for the country which has lost its nuclear sovereignty.
Talking to newspersons at his residence, BJP vice president and former External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha reiterated that India had lost its right to conduct any more nuclear device. ''It is a compromise of national interest,'' he observed.
He said the Bush Administration's letter to the Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman was a testimony from the US government that the deal would be off, if India conducted any nuclear test and use nuclear fuel for strategic purposes.
The US for its own benefits, was looking at India as a big market for nuclear reactors and other material and hence, helped India getting NSG waiver. But, it would now definitely allow other countries to complete with it to caputre this market.
Now, India could never undertake any further nuclear explosion, he underlined.
The BJP had earlier stated that it would re-negotiate the Indo-US civil nucler cooperation agreement when it came to power.
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