Barack Obama says made a breakthrough in civil nuclear trade with India

The United States and India have reached a breakthrough on two issues holding up civil nuclear cooperation between them, US President Barack Obama told a news conference in New Delhi on Sunday.

Reuters| Updated: Jan 25, 2015, 17:34 PM IST
Barack Obama says made a breakthrough in civil nuclear trade with India

New Delhi: The United States and India have reached a breakthrough on two issues holding up civil nuclear cooperation between them, US President Barack Obama told a news conference in New Delhi on Sunday.

The two countries signed a landmark civilian nuclear deal in 2008 but trade was stymied by India`s reluctance to pass legislation shielding suppliers from liability in the event of a nuclear accident, a deviation from international norms.