Sep, 21 2013 at 12:41 AM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is making a last-minute push to close a nuclear deal in time for a meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has made atomic energy cooperation with Washington a hallmark of his tenure.
Under the proposed deal, India would contract Toshiba's (6502.T) U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse for preliminary works, including information sharing, a senior Indian official said. The preliminary deal with Westinghouse would not involve putting in place nuclear equipment, so would not immediately brush up against the liability issue, Indian officials said. "They want an assurance that they have a foothold in the country," said the official, who asked not to be named.
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