No waiver if red lines are crossed: Narayanan

New Delhi: | Updated: Aug 31 2008, 07:11am hrs
A head of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting, India has said it will not accept the waiver from the 45-nation grouping if the red lines set by it are crossed. National security adviser M K Narayanan made it clear that inclusion of any clause on testing, periodic review or denial of enrichment and reprocessing technology in the text of the NSG waiver would be unacceptable and hoped a way around these issues would be found through diplomatic efforts. There is no question of cosmetic or otherwise. What we are really asking is, there are certain issues on which there are certain red lines drawn by us because those are the commitments that had been made by our Prime Minister, he said, when asked whether cosmetic changes would be acceptable to India. We told our Parliament that these are sacrosanct and if these are not met we cannot endorse the agreement, Narayanan said.

PTI