PM Manmohan Singh and President George W. Bush announced at a joint news conference the reaching of an agreement to share nuclear technology. India would be taken off the 'outlaw' list and provided with key nuclear assistance by the US. In return, India would open up 14 of its 22 nuclear establishments to international safeguards. According to the New York Times, Mr. Bush called it a "historic" nuclear pact that would help India satisfy its enormous civilian energy needs while allowing it to continue to develop nuclear weapons. The Indian side cryptically added that "Under the agreement India will not subject its military nuclear programme and fast breeder reactors to international safeguards. Classification of India's future nuclear reactors into civilian and military will be its sole decision and there will be 'no debate' on these." [Malayalam Manorama]
Meanwhile, massive protests marked Bush's visit throughout [See Slide Show showing protests from across the country - Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad...]. It looks as though the ordinary people grasp the enormity Bush's crimes better than their governmment.
Bush is expected to travel to Hyderabad tomorrow, and then to Pakistan on Saturday. A US diplomat was killed in an attack near the US Consulate in Karachi today. But President Bush said he would not let that deter him from visiting Pakistan.