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Indian Foreign Secretary leads delegation to brief IAEA in Vienna

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, July 17, IRNA
India-IAEA-Foreign Secretary
India will brief the International Atomic Energy Agency board of Governors on the safeguards agreement and other aspects of Indo-US nuclear deal Friday in Vienna.

The meeting takes place ahead of the board's scheduled meeting on August 1 to reach a consensus on giving a waiver to India to do civilian nuclear trade.

Foreign Secretary Shivsankar Menon will lead the Indian delegation to brief them the safeguard agreement reached between India and IAEA.

Once the IAEA Board reaches a consensus on the agreement, then it will be taken up by Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to give clean exemption for nuclear trade and this meeting will possibly be held next month, sources said.

After that is done, the Indo-US deal will be placed before the US Congress for its approval in September before the deal is actually operationalised, the sources added.

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