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India and Russia Ink Protocol for Nuclear Reactors Agreement

India and Russia have deepened their enduring collaboration in the field of nuclear energy by formally endorsing a protocol that amends the intergovernmental agreement established in 2008. This amended agreement places a significant emphasis on advancing nuclear capabilities through the expansion of additional nuclear reactors at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site. Furthermore, it outlines provisions for the joint development of nuclear power plants in India, utilizing designs originating from Russia, at new and strategic locations across the country. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of both nations to strengthen their partnership in the realm of nuclear technology.

Signing Ceremony

Signatories: Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom State Corporation, and Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and Secretary of the Department for Atomic Energy of the Government of India, signed the agreement at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site.

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Discussion and Inspection

Duration of Visit: Two days Activities: The Russian delegation conducted inspections at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, specifically focusing on the ongoing construction of power units within the second and third stages, encompassing reactors 3 to 6. Agenda: The discussions revolved around fostering long-term cooperation between India and Russia in the nuclear energy sector.

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