Friday, October 03, 2008

India helps Saadam go nuclear
(Globe and Mail, 2005)

[full article]
Nuclear cooperation between India and Iraq started in 1974 under the direct supervision of Saddam Hussain himself on the Iraqi side when he was still the Vice President. Saadam flew to India specially to sign a Nuclear Cooperation Treaty with the then Indian Prime Minster Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi. The little known Treaty involved the exchange of scientists, training and technology.

India tested its first nuclear explosive device on 18 May 1974, in less than two months time from signing of these agreements.

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