Which Agreement Has India Opposed

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Former Indian president and well-known Indian scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam also backed the deal, noting that New Delhi could break its „voluntary moratorium“ on further nuclear tests in the „greatest national interest.“ [145] However, analyst M K Bhadrakumar held back. He said the consensus at the NSG had been reached on the „basis“ of Pranab Mukherjee`s commitment to India`s voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing, and that India had therefore made a „multilateral commitment“ that would bring it into the „field of the CTBT and the NPT“. [146] The inspections to which India would be subject and the conditions imposed on it under the agreement would be equivalent to those applicable to non-nuclear-weapon states, he and Shourie explained. For these reasons, the BJP has always opposed the deal and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has already expressed reservations on the issue in 2005 regarding its impact on India`s strategic nuclear program, they added. . . .