The Narendra Modi-led government has announced that domestic private firms will be given a major share in all upcoming nuclear power plant projects in the country, thereby increasing the share of nationally made content in the nuclear reactors.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that Washington will enforce sanctions on Iran, adding that the restrictions on Tehran are aimed at pushing back against the country’s allegedly malign activity.
Speaking to Indian TV, the German minister of state for international affairs, Neils Annen, voiced hope that India would continue to purchase Iranian oil in the face of the US’s looming sanctions against Tehran.
Among Iran’s largest oil buyers, China and Turkey have categorically refused to cut imports. However, India has been letting out mixed signals. Sputnik spoke to three of India’s top energy analysts and economists on New Delhi’s approach towards US sanctions on Iran.
To a certain extent. One always has to have another look at how much extra capacity do countries have.
Despite much hype, construction of the Jaitapur nuclear power plant — an Indo-French joint venture — is unlikely to kick off anytime soon as the project proposal does not fulfill major criteria set by India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
India has been on a journey to exploit its Thorium reserves to generate nuclear energy with an ultra-modern, indigenously designed, and locally mastered fast-breeder reactor at its Kalpakkam facility near Chennai for some years now.
The team of 23 was led by Zheng Jian, deputy director of National Railway Administration of China, who met with the Nepali Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport on November 10, after completing field trips to Gyirong, Pokhara and Lumbini.
Foreign relations experts and analysts attending the Heads of the Indo-Russian Think Tanks meeting in New Delhi unanimously agreed that the scope of ties between India and Russia should be explored in areas beyond the traditional engagements of defense and energy.
The Indian government has expedited the process of getting clearances for four proposed projects to build reservoirs to store water from the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries amid fresh reports of Chinese threats to divert the river’s water to its arid regions.