Washington, DC. July 23, 2008. The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is pleased the government of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won a vote of confidence today in the Indian Parliament over the US-India Civilian Nuclear Agreement. This means that the Government of India can now approach the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) to operationalize the nuclear deal assured of the necessary domestic political support.

"As this is a truly historic accord, so too this is a historic victory for the government of Prime Minister Singh and all Indians," says Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC. "The agreement benefits both countries on several levels, strategically, politically and economically, and it will usher in a new positive era of broadened and deepened cooperation between the oldest democracy and the largest democracy."

"We will rally the Indian-American community and engage all like-minded allies to ensure this deal gets included in the U.S. Congressional calendar for this year. We look forward to the day that this important milestone in US-India relations is finalized."

The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is the political voice of 2.5 million Indian-Americans. USINPAC provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information, go to www.usinpac.com.



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