New Delhi : The 123 Agreement, concluded between India and the United States, addresses all of New Delhi's concerns regarding nuclear testing, reprocessing and uninterrupted fuel supplies for imported reactors, National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan said here Friday.
"The conclusion of negotiations on this agreement marks a major step forward in fulfilling the promise of full civil nuclear cooperation as envisioned by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh," said a joint statement by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Secretary of State Condolezza Rice.
The commitments expressed in the joint statements of July 18, 2005 and March 2, 2006 had been fully reflected in the final text of the bilateral cooperation agreement, said Narayanan while reading out the joint statement to the media.
Anil Kakodkar, chairman, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) who was also present at the joint press briefing along with Narayanan and Foreign Secretary ShivShankar Menon, assured that the 123 Agreement will not impact on India's strategic programme as well as indigenous three-stage nuclear energy programme.