Russia’s commitment to collaborate with India in building nuclear power stations in third countries is set to kick-off with Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant being built with Russian assistance.
State-owned Russian nuclear utility Rosatom is likely to initiate the cooperation by leveraging Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd’s assistance in training of Bangladeshi manpower for the proposed nuclear power plant at Rooppur — the construction of which formally started on November 30. This could then be extended to materials sourcing as well as procuring equipment and services required in the construction, installation and infrastructure segments of the project to be built on the eastern bank of the Padma river, about 160 km from Dhaka.
Since is not a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the 48-nation cartel that controls the export of fissile materials, equipment and technology globally, India cannot directly take part in the construction of nuclear power plants in other countries. It, however, has individual agreements with Bangladesh and Russia for collaborations in the nuclear sector. Read More…
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