NEW DELHI -- India and the U.S. are nearing a
compromise on a landmark civilian-nuclear-energy deal, a top U.S.
official said, as the two countries attempt to salvage the symbol of a
new strategic partnership.
In an interview, U.S. Ambassador David Mulford said
yesterday he expected that India and the U.S. would surmount most of
the major obstacles during two days of talks scheduled to start Friday
in New Delhi. Mr. Mulford acknowledged the two sides must still work
through some "deeply political issues," but he said, "We have been very
anxious to take the next step."