India - U.S. agreed to build six nuclear power plants in India -
India - U.S. agreed to build six nuclear power plants in India
Posted 14 Mar 2019 11:41 AM


Democratic India and the United States signed a historic agreement to cooperate in civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008.

Both the countries agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India in a boost to bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation.

The two countries said this in a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 9th round of India and U.S. Strategic Dialogue co-chaired by the Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Andrea Thompson, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, on March 14.

Joint statement said,“They committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India".

The major aspect of the deal was the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) that gave a special waiver to India enabling it to sign cooperation agreements with around a dozen countries.

In totality, India also signed civil nuclear cooperation agreements with the U.S., France, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Sri Lanka, the U.K., Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and South Korea.

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