U.S. may lift sanctions against India

WASHINGTON, JUNE 16. The U.S. has decided to lift the sanctions imposed on India and strenghten its military and economic relationship with New Delhi, a U.S. daily said quoting top White House officials. ``The date for the sanctions to be lifted is still to be decided, but the move will take place before the end of this year,'' the Boston Globe said. The U.S. administration imposed sanctions after India conducted nuclear tests in May 1998.

The daily also mentioned about speculation that some of the sanctions against Pakistan would be lifted. Mr. Bush may lift the sanctions against India by issuing presidential waivers authorised by the U.S. Congress but must consult the members before doing that, an official said.