U.S. lawmakers are asking the Bush administration to provide more information about a proposed nuclear deal with India.
At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Representative Henry Hyde expressed concern that Indian officials know more about the planned deal than lawmakers. Congressmen at the hearing also heard from nuclear experts who expressed concern that the proposal may weaken nuclear non-proliferation efforts.
Congress must approve the nuclear deal announced earlier this year between President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Under the deal, India must separate the civilian and military components of its nuclear program. In return, U.S. officials will provide access to nuclear technology normally reserved for signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty -- which India has not signed.