Six U.S. Nuclear Power Plants to Be Set Up in India (Download PDF)

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In order to boost the bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation at the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security an agreement was signed between India and US. The Dialogue was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary of India and the US Undersecretary of state for arms control and international security where both the countries agreed to build six American nuclear power plants in India.

India and the US signed a historic agreement to cooperate in civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008. The deal gave a fillip to bilateral ties, which have been on an upswing since.

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Deal Overview

  • The United States of America has always supported the NSG membership of India.

  • There were sanctions on India after 1972’s Pokhran tests. All the countries were prohibited to supply anything for India’s nuclear program.

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

  • India has signed civil nuclear cooperation agreements with the US, France, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Sri Lanka, the UK, Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and South Korea Post-Waiver.

  • The strong support to India’s early membership in the 48-member NSG was reaffirmed by The United States.

  • China has blocked India’s pending membership to the elite grouping that seeks to prevent proliferation of nuclear weapons.

  • The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security and non-proliferation challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors during the meeting.

  • On March 12, India’s additional secretary for disarmament and international security affairs, and US assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification and compliance, co-chaired the third round of India-US Space Dialogue.

  • The two delegations discussed trends in space threats respective national space priorities and opportunities for cooperation bilaterally as well as multilaterally.

  • At present India is the only country outside NSG’s 5 members (U. S, U. K, China, Russia & France) who possess nuclear weapons and at the same time has been allowed to trade in Civil Nuclear Materials. s

- Published/Last Modified on: August 3, 2019

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