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'US Domestic Laws Define The Boundaries Of The N-Deal'

As senior advisor to the US State Department, this Indian American strategist shepherded the deal in Washington and kept the faith

'US Domestic Laws Define The Boundaries Of The N-Deal' Dinesh Parab

When the new history of Indo-US relations is written, Ashley J. Tellis, an Indian American strategist, will find a very special place in the riveting narrative of how the nuclear deal was conceived, birthed, nurtured, protected and finally delivered against heavy bureaucratic and political odds. As senior advisor to the US State Department, Tellis shepherded the deal in Washington, liaised with the Indian government at the highest levels and, most importantly, kept the faith. He spoke to Seema Sirohi.

To what do you attribute the constant tension in getting the deal through?

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