India's nuclear deal gets applause at PBD

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Singapore, Oct 10 (UNI) With the signing of the Nuclear deal, India's isolation among the world powers is now a thing of the past, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vyalar Ravi said today.

More than 700 delegates, attending the two-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which was inaugurated here earlier by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, applauded the Nuclear pact.

Mr Ravi said the 123 agreement, pioneered by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with courage, sagacity and vision, was a historic milestone in India's march to becoming an economic power house.

''It marks the beginning of a new exciting period in our history and unlocks the potential to deploy the nuclear energy to meet the humangous demand for energy that our economy needs so urgently.

''It also enbales us to meet the development needs across several sectors of the economy without compromising our commitment to non prolifiration,'' Mr Ravi said.


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