Rice, who had played a crucial role in the negotiations during the deal, was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here during a seminar on ‘USA and India:
Building Stronger Ties’. Although the deal was signed during the Bush regime in 2008, both the countries have not been able to make good use of it with concerns of “liability” clause of the Civil Liability Nuclear Damage Act raised by many foreign collaborators. Rice noted that a lot of effort had been put in by both the nations for the deal to be worked out. “I hope, when we go back and think of how hard that was to make this nuclear deal possible (and) that we will work, (to) use the technological cooperation and opportunities,” she said.