PUBLISHED ON: July 8, 2008 | Duration: 16 min, 13 sec
For Dr Manmohan Singh the nuclear agreement has always been as big a deal for India, as it is for him personally. The deal clinched at the White House three years ago promised to end India's pariah nuclear status and make it an equal member of an elite global nuclear club. On his return, an enthusiastic prime minister faced a hostile Parliament. Not just the opposition but even his key ally, the Communists.