India-US nuclear deal talks set to resume

India and the United States plan to resume talks on a much-touted civilian nuclear cooperation agreement when the top American negotiator visits New Delhi this week in a push to overcome obstacles that threaten to scuttle the pact, the US embassy said Sunday. Word that US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns is coming to New Delhi follows reports earlier this month that he had put off a visit because the two sides were too far apart on a number of key issues. How wide a gap remains between the two sides is still an open question. The US embassy in New Delhi would only say that Burns is coming Thursday for a two-day visit, and pointed to a statement he made earlier this month about the deal.