Eight months after it was sealed, a landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal between India and Japan came into force on Thursday. The deal provides for collaboration between their industries in the nuclear field.
The agreement between India and Japan for the cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy came into force on Thursday. This agreement between the two nations was inked on November 11, 2016, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo.
Project for setting up of the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) in India was sanctioned during September, 2010 with a proposal for construction in phases.
Nuclear energy is undoubtedly most controversial, yet critical part for India’s future energy security.
In July 2014, months after the NDA government returned to power, PM Narendra Modi visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai and declared that nuclear power would be an essential part of India’s energy security
Even though Westinghouse has lost considerable value, the India-US civil nuclear accord retains much of its own
“THERE REMAINS a stigma about nuclear energy in general public and that needs to be addressed,” said an expert from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, here on Wednesday.
According to media reports, an ISRO professor said that all of Indias energy need will soon be satiated by the moon. India will have to mine Helium 3 from the moon first though.
Ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo next month, Japan remains non-committal on signing the final agreement for civil nuclear cooperation with India during the meeting between the prime ministers of the two countries.
All nuclear power plants in India are set up in line with the safety norms laid down by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). AERB safety norms are generally in line with those of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).