US to Build 6 Nuclear Power Plants in India - Statement

US to Build 6 Nuclear Power Plants in India - Statement
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New Delhi and Washington will ramp up civil nuclear cooperation by building six American nuclear power plants in India, a joint statement issued by the US State Department said on Wednesday, APAreport quoting Reuters.

 

"They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India", the statement said upon conclusion of the US-India Strategic Security Dialogue.

 

The agreement came after two days of talks in Washington, Reuters reported. The Trump administration has been looking to sell more energy products to India, the world’s third-biggest buyer of oil.

 

Back In 2005, then-US President George W. Bush and then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced their intention to reach a nuclear agreement. Following three years of negotiations, a landmark deal was signed between the countries, stipulating full civil nuclear energy cooperation.

Faiq Mahmudov

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