Japan minister warns India against conducting nuclear tests

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    Japan minister warns India against conducting nuclear tests


    Japan's foreign minister warned India on Saturday against conducting any new nuclear tests, saying such a move would force a halt to any civilian nuclear cooperation between the two countries.

    The warning came a day after India's cabinet approved a long-delayed draft law that will clear the way for foreign nuclear groups to build reactors in the 150-billion-dollar Indian atomic energy market.

    Before leaving for his two-day visit to India, Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada said any civilian nuclear deal between the two countries needed a clause to define how Tokyo would respond to any nuclear test by New Delhi.

    "Japan will have no option but to suspend our cooperation" in the event of a nuclear test by India, Okada told a news conference in New Delhi

    The two countries launched talks in June on signing an atomic civilian cooperation agreement which will allow Tokyo to export nuclear power generation technology
    and related equipment to energy-hungry India.

    But survivors of the World War II US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have opposed the move, as India has developed nuclear arms without signing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

    India stunned the world in 1998 by staging nuclear tests, prompting a tit-for-tat response by rival Pakistan.

    Okada did not mention Japanese calls for a clause in the pact dealing with any new nuclear tests by India but he earlier said in Tokyo that how the clause is incorporated will "depend on upcoming negotiations".

    India's foreign minister S.M. Krishna told the joint news conference that "negotiations will continue quickly and that we will jointly work towards a good agreement which will result in 'win-win' for both India and Japan".

    The Indian government said there was no deadline for concluding the agreement. Earlier reports had said the deal was expected to be signed next month.

    India's parliament is expected to pass next week a nuclear liabilities bill which is part of a landmark atomic energy pact with the United States in 2008 that granted New Delhi access to foreign nuclear technology.

    Okada earlier in the day held talks with Krishna to firm up bilateral ties.

    "India-Japan relations have undergone a significant and qualitative shift in recent years," an Indian government statement said.

    Both sides have expressed "resolve to enhance our mutually beneficial strategic and global partnership", the statement added.

    The two sides also discussed economic cooperation, including a multi-billion-dollar Japanese loan for the Delhi-Mumbai freight corridor connecting northern cities with western ports.

    Japan is the sixth-largest foreign investor in India and two-way trade totals more than 12 billion dollars.

    After leaving India, Okada was slated to travel to Thailand for talks with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and other senior leaders on Monday.
     
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    Blah Blah. Will see when they are heavily invested in indian nuke pie.

    Japan is one hypocritical country when it comes to nukes. They enjoy the protection of US umbrella and go about preaching non proliferation. There are even noises in japan to go for the bomb amidst concerns that the US tango with China could undermine japanese security. Japan could have a bomb in a jiffy should it decide to go for it as it has very advanced nuke program.
     
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    They have changed their constitution recently and are starting to militarize, the irony in all this is Japan was the first and only nation to have nuclear weapons used against it and now they are a mouthpiece for the country that used it on them.
     
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    This is Geopolitics. Nothing is permanent. Tomorrow they them self will create the bombs that they are opposing today .
     
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    What they are demanding is problematic. A separate clause suspending all ties if a Nuke test is conducted can be harmful. What worse I expect is, if GOI goes ahead with Japanese request then it might become pattern for other countries. It is certainly alarming, what are we? a fourth world country? GOI should reject such request.
     
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    Until we get their technology what i can say is we need to shut your all your ____. Once it is assimilated we can show the middle finger to all.

    FYI: Honda City's Engine is still imported from Japan for India.
     
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    whats new.....japan is just reiterating what 123 agreement and NSG suppliers have said....if INDIA goes nuclear again they can/will suspend nuclear trade....only the voice are changing not the content
     
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    Seriously how will any country exit india after constructing a nuke plant? India can ask them to leave if they will. Till then it will build a strategic nuke fuel reserve, would work on the thorium reactor which Inshallah will be operational in full swing in a few years. It will just let india add all the civil reactors to its military. The west can't leave india once they are in. India did the same with Candu. Only diff was back then we didn't have enough fuel, india is already in talks with various countries to create a big stock of uranium.
     
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    Japan is not giving India a separate nuclear deal they are partners in US nuclear deals (GE-HITACHI)which have all the terms signed and completed, to comment on this is meaningless at this point.
     
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    The issue will rise sometime after. Also EU will press for NPT sign at FTA meetings. Accepting clauses now & breaking them afterwards won't be seen exactly good by world tomorrow. Or we already had our last Nuke test? o_O
     
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    Just more reason to pursue the supercomputer Nuclear testing path.
     
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    I don't think that Japanese have capability to force us to sign completely on their terms . When Uncle SAM cannot bend us completely Japan is in no position to do so . Japanese are under Immense USA pressure to sign deal with India. May be their statement is for internal audiences .
     
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    if Japan dosen't sign USA will be locked out of deals, the ball is in India's court.
     
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    is supercomputer reliable....??i mean have heard there is loads of problems with it.....
     
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    Uncle SAM will not let that happen . They have much to loose here . Russians and french have already captured a lot and if its delayed further they will loose further .
     
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    It depends on how much data you have accumulated from previous tests.
     
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    i dont know if its true but there were reports that if we sign FMCT then we can bargain it with US and ask for data available with it....can it be possible....??
     
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    USA would never go for this, we tested 5 DIFFERENT warheads in Pokran that should have given us a good variety of data. We may have data from early Soviet Union tests prior to them signing NPT?? (This is not confirmed??)
     
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    Unfortunately we donot have much experience in this regard . Thats the reason many scientists were against Nuclear deal.
     
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    India got the data from the Soviet prior to NPT.

    These holy crap like NPT, MCTR and all those was created with the india in mind, everything happened only after what india did, might be a mere coincidence, but i feel it other way around. Anyhow unkil will not loose his $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
     

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