Hyde Act Law and Legal Definition

The Henry J. Hyde United States-India Peaceful Atomic Energy Cooperation Act of 2006 is known as the Hyde Act. It is the parent act of 123 Agreement. On December 18, 2006 President George W. Bush signed the Hyde Act into law.

Hyde Act is the legal framework for a bilateral pact between the United States and India under which the US will provide access to civilian nuclear technology and access to nuclear fuel in exchange for International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) safeguards on civilian Indian reactors.