India-U.S. Nuclear Deal Is in Sight

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh survives a no-confidence vote inside a raucous Parliament, paving the way for a nuclear pact with the U.S.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shows the victory sign on his arrival to attend the special session of Parliament in New Delhi on July 21, 2008. RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images

The Indian government won a vote of confidence July 22, with 275 members of Parliament voting to support the coalition of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, vs. 256 who voted against. The victory opens the way for India to ratify a long-delayed nuclear accord with the U.S.

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