Assuring we don't help India build nukes

The wisdom and benefits of strongly improved Canadian trade and political relations with India are obvious. But if civilian nuclear co-operation is to be a primary fixture and symbol of the normalization of Indo-Canadian relations, it should be built on the most robust of non-proliferation conditions.

PMO Photo
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper, look on as Srikumar Banerjee, head of the Atomic Energy Commission of India, and Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon sign a nuclear co-operation agreement on June 27.
Ernie Regehr
Published: Wednesday, 07/07/2010 12:00 am EDT

The wisdom and benefits of strongly improved Canadian trade and political relations with India are obvious. But if civilian nuclear co-operation is to be a primary fixture and symbol of the normalization of Indo-Canadian relations, it should be built on the most robust of non-proliferation conditions.

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to Embassy

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to Embassy online.


Quick purchase

Purchase this week's edition of Embassy in electronic format (PDF) for $4.00


Sign up for a free trial

For access to the website.



This Week's Issue
policy briefings