The first challenge that any new nuclear-weaponed state faces is to simultaneously assure its adversaries that its assets will not be used imprudently while seeking to reap political-strategic value from the mere possession of the same.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Tokyo for the annual India-Japan Summit, China is keeping a sharp watch on the visit. India and Japan are likely to sign a civil nuclear agreement which has been in the works for the last six-years. China's concern however, is not the nuclear deal but what it sees as India's interference in the South China Sea dispute by colluding with Japan.
During PM Modi's visit to Japan, the two countries are expected to sign civil nuclear cooperation agreement.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on 11 and 12 November, the issue of the civil nuclear deal is a major one.
India will be the first country to buy Australian uranium without being a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
Verma, who has been in New Delhi for only six weeks, said he would like to leave behind a legacy where the US turns into India's "best partner" from the current one where both sides see each other as "natural partners".
India and Australia on Tuesday agreed on seeking an early closure on the civil nuclear agreement and also to speed up negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement.
Australia and India have reached a deal on the much awaited civil nuclear agreement, which will be formally signed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his visit to Delhi.
The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the early works agreement between India's Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL) and America's WestingHouse, reports CNN-IBN.