NEW DELHI: Ahead of the United Progressive Alliance-Left meeting on the India-U.S. civil nuclear deal, the government on Tuesday said it would continue to build a “broad national consensus” to realise early the promise inherent in the initiative.

Admitting that India had remained isolated from high-technology commerce due to its stand on nuclear energy, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee hoped that outstanding issues would be resolved soon and nuclear deals with several countries clinched. “We hope to resolve this soon and implement various agreements on civil nuclear cooperation,” he said at the Annual CII National Conference . — PTI

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