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US-India nuclear deal falls prey to Toshiba woes

New Delhi's bet on atomic power looks like a losing proposition

| Japan

The fate of a landmark nuclear deal between the U.S. and India is under threat partly due to developments in Japan, including the financial crisis facing Toshiba and the escalating political crisis embroiling Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over his ties to a right-wing school.

The move by Westinghouse Electric, Toshiba's U.S.-based nuclear subsidiary, to file for bankruptcy protection on March 29 means that the U.S. and India will miss a June deadline for finalizing a contract for Westinghouse to build six reactors at a single site in southeastern India.

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