India now into deeper 'strategic entanglement' with US: Karat


CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat

"India is getting into further and deeper strategic entanglement with the USA," CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat told reporters here when asked about US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to India last week.

"Many things are not clear yet. About the nuclear deal, the G8 summit has already decided to deny certain types of technology for non-NPT countries, and in the Nuclear Suppliers Group also, these guidelines are going to be framed. The government does not seem to be worried about these things", he said.

Stating that the Indo-US military collaboration is getting deeper, Karat said: "..the inspection that's going to be allowed of the equipment we buy from America. The (US) inspectors will come here and we will have to give them access to all the areas where they have their equipment."

"So, these are matters I think which concern the country very much but the government does not seem to be very much worried," he said.

The government came under attack in Parliament last week over the Indo-US defence pact that enables physical inspection of equipment purchased from America.

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