The US has been repeatedly saying that India's Civil Nuclear Liability bill is in contravention with the Convention on Supplementary Compensation in case of a nuclear accident. The Convention on Supplementary Compensation is an international treaty and that if India wants to make itself an attractive market for nuclear energy and meet its own energy security needs, it must amend its local legislation.
My question is exactly how is Indian Civil Nuclear Liability law in contravention of CSC. Even Indian law is exactly like the CSC - the operator has limited liability, and over and above liability is of govt. + the operator has right to recourse from the manufacturer/supplier for faulty equipment + operator liability is capped at 1500 crore!
This is a complex issue, but can somebody explain how it works?
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