India safest place for N-deal: Canada PM

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India safest place for N-deal: Canada PM
New Delhi, Nov 19: A day after Canadian press warned Prime Minister Stephen Harper from closing the civil nuclear deal with India, Harper silenced critics by expressing confidence over safety of nuclear installation in India and said that Canada was keen on forging the agreement despite oppositions back home.

Stating that the India's past would not come in the way of civil nuclear agreement, Harper said he believed that issues concerning the agreement can be resolved.

"I don't think that there is anything that can't be resolved. In fact, I and Prime Minister Singh agreed to take a close examination over the next few weeks of what the remaining hurdles are and how that can be resolved."

Calling India to be the safest country to be engaged in nuclear agreement, Harper said that he would not allow fears and concerns from two generation to disrupt vital nuclear cooperation.

"There is no safer place in the emerging world than India. Our major allies, as you already said, have signed nuclear cooperation agreements with India. If it is good enough for our allies, it is good for us," he said.

Canadian press had expressed their inhibitions over the civil nuclear agreement with India in the wake of terror alert in all the nuclear plants in India.

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