India-Japan nuclear talks inconclusive

India and Japan ended the second round of talks on a civil nuclear agreement on Saturday with both sides stating their positions and deciding to hold another round in the future. The dates for the next round of talks would be fixed through diplomatic channels, said diplomatic sources.

While Japan wanted India's commitment not to conduct nuclear tests must be reflected in the proposed civil nuclear agreement, India maintained that its unilateral moratorium was stated unequivocally during the process that ended its isolation from global civil nuclear commerce, the sources said.

They said Japan was keen that India demonstrated some sort of commitment to signing the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) which it has described as a building block to ratifying the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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