But we have seen this pattern of American ham handedness before. When Bush invaded Saddam's Iraq, everybody said eventually American Oil Companies will win all oil contracts in free Iraq. Reality is hardly any bid is won by American companies, those oil contracts have gone to European and other non-American companies. So in the end hardly there is any material benefit from thousands of American lives lost and hundreds of billions of American tax dollars poured. (We are not talking here any strategic and political advantages or how America acquired an edge in the geopolitical balance; as how will be claimed by Neo-Conservatives. That is a separate topic of discussion.)
One of the motivations behind Indo-USA Nuclear Accord has been it will benefit American nuclear technology companies. But as American government refuses to extend any liability cover for American companies erecting or operating nuclear projects in India; American companies are losing to Russian and French companies, the governments of which are underwriting such liability covers for their companies doing business in India. It is one more thing where Obama Administration rhetoric of promoting Export does not match with actions on ground. There is complete incoherence and incompetence by Obama Administration and American Government in these matters.
The good thing is overall India should get some good deals whether those are American companies or Russian or French. In light of the totally botched liability claim against Union Carbide in case of Bhopal Gas Tragedy; it is high time that Indian Government remains alert in providing / securing 'liability covers' for any nuclear power plan accident in India.