India and the US on Sunday broke the 7-year-old logjam in operationalising their landmark civil nuclear agreement with an announcement that "the deal is done" after talks between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Australia on Monday expressed confidence that negotiations on the civil nuclear deal with India will not "drag on" as political clearance has already been given and only technical issues are required to be resolved.
A top leader of Japan`s New Komeito Party, part of the ruling coalition and perceived to be opposed to exporting atomic technology on Monday backed the negotiations for a civil nuclear pact with India and said "a flexible approach" should be adopted to go for the deal.
The United States and Vietnam are moving to boost cooperation in the energy sector by signing a deal on civilian nuclear power that will allow American firms into the market and commits the Vietnamese to not producing ingredients for atomic weapons.
India and Kazakhstan will
soon wrap-up inter-governmental negotiations on civil nuclear
cooperation, a move that came after meeting of Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and Kazakh President Noorsultan Nazarbayev.
China has assured Pakistan that it would support the latter during the forthcoming nuclear summit in Washington on all issues, including Islamabad’s long standing demand for a civil-nuclear deal with the US.