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India and Japan signed a landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe- boosting bilateral economic, security ties, and facilitate US-based players to set up atomic plants in India.

  • The completion of the nuclear deal comes as the NSG is meeting in Vienna to discuss, among other issues, if non-NPT (nuclear non-proliferation Treaty) countries like India can enter this exclusive group.
  • Other nations to have signed civil nuclear deal with India include the US, Russia, South Korea, Magnolia, France, Namibia, Argentina, Canada, Kazakhstan and Australia.
Landmark Civil Nuclear Deal with Japan

Key Facts

  • Guarantee Japan՚s continued support to India՚s civil nuclear programme.
  • India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) to have signed such a deal with Japan.
  • Help India access Japan՚s nuclear market.
  • Includes an option for Japan to terminate the deal with a year՚s notice. This will happen if India were to break the nuclear testing moratorium that it had extended to the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2008.
  • The deal brings Japan into the Indian nuclear market where France and Russia have already have a strong presence.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 12, 2016

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