India`s attempt to be recognized as a responsible nuclear power and its integration into the global non-proliferation regime were blocked because of the international perception of its status as a nuclear-weapon state and the geopolitical importance of not signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty. India`s integration into the global architecture of nuclear non-proliferation has been supported by the “increasing strategic convergence between India and the United States” by the next steps of the strategic partnership in 2003-2004.  The document would prove decisive in consolidating India`s rise as a key player in the non-proliferation regime. The call stated that the draft Indian nuclear agreement was “a disaster of non-proliferation and a serious setback for the prospects for global nuclear disarmament”, and that it also insisted that all the world`s heads of state and government who are serious about ending the arms race “stand up and count”.  The IAEA Board of Governors approved the safeguards agreement on 1 August 2008 and the 45-state nuclear supplier group subsequently had to approve a policy authorizing nuclear cooperation with India. President Bush will then be able to make the necessary certifications and obtain final approval from the U.S. Congress.  At the IAEA meeting, objections were raised by Pakistan, Iran, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland and Austria.   B.
Muralidhar Reddy, “Namibia decries `nuclear apartheid`,” The Hindu, 18 October 2016. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Washington D.C on 26 September 2008 to celebrate the conclusion of the agreement with US President George W. Bush.  He also went to France to express his appreciation for the country`s attitude.  Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee expressed deep appreciation for India`s allies in the NSG, particularly the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, Germany, South Africa and Brazil, which helped India reach the NSG consensus on the nuclear deal.  On July 18, 2005, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Washington and agreed, in a joint statement with George W. Bush, India and the United States, to conclude a civil nuclear agreement. On the other hand, when the number of nuclear reactors increased, the need for uranium affected domestic reactors, which affected their power, said R K Sinha, former president of the AEC and former secretary, DAE.