India PM voices concerns to Bush over nuclear deal

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday told US President George W. Bush that New Delhi has "some concerns" about legislation signed by the American leader this week facilitating a nuclear cooperation deal between the two countries. Singh expressed his view when Bush telephoned him in a call that lasted about 5 minutes, Singh's office said in a statement. "The prime minister said India still has some concerns, though many have already been addressed in the president's signing statement," it said. On Monday, Bush signed a law allowing US agencies to ship nuclear fuel and technology to India. The legislation, which reverses 30 years of US atomic policy, was a key step toward implementing the July 18 nuclear cooperation framework signed by the two leaders.