Washington, Dec 9: The US Congress Saturday approved the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement, a prerequisite for implementation of the historic deal, which lifts a 30-year-old ban on the export of American nuclear technology and fuel to India.
The Senate endorsed the bill, pertaining to the agreement, unanimously and without discussion early today after the House of Representatives had passed it by 330 to 59 votes earlier. The document now goes to President George W Bush for his signature.
The bill will be formally known as the ''Henry J Hyde United States-India Atomic Energy Peaceful Cooperation Act of 2006.'' It is named after the Republican Congressman Hyde, the outgoing chairman of the House International Relations Committee.