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Indian PM Meets with Top Scientists About India-US Nuclear Deal

India's prime minister has met with top nuclear scientists to discuss their objections to changes proposed by US lawmakers in the civilian nuclear agreement reached last year between New Delhi and Washington.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with the group of eight scientists Wednesday after they had urged India's parliament to reject the changes. They said in an open letter earlier this week that the proposed modifications would place restraints on India's nuclear options.

Mr. Singh is scheduled to speak to the upper house of parliament Thursday and is expected to reassure it that the government will not accept any changes to last year's deal.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the changes in India-US civilian nuclear agreement in July. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on it next month.