So, how do you feel about the nuclear deal now? You remember the deal of course? It was supposed to be so stunning and far-reaching in its impact that it would transform India. The world would look at us with new respect. Billions of dollars of fresh investment would flow into our country. Our industries would finally have the energy that they so desperately required. And all negotiations between India and the US would now be conducted according to the terms of the post-deal relationship. Read more
Those sections of the commentariat who urged the government to get into a confrontation with its allies over the nuclear deal had predicted that the popularity of the deal would lift the government’s own standing. India would be so thrilled, we were told, by the sight of a regime that fought bravely for the right to be allowed to buy uranium that the Prime Minister would be hailed as a hero and the government’s own image would be secured.