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Clearing the way for exports, Japan eyes nuclear deal with India

  • The focal point of negotiations between Japan and India was how to prevent the spread of nuclear technologies and expected to agree on tight management of nuclear technologies on a par with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT).
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to visit India around the end of this year to sign an atomic energy agreement with counterpart Narendra Modi, laying the groundwork for exports by Japanese corporations in that field.
  • A framework for preventing military use of nuclear materials and atomic power technologies is a prerequisite for Japanese companies to export related technologies to India.
  • India plans to build 40 nuclear reactors by 2032 to address its power shortage and construction of 30 reactors has already been allocated to the U.S., France and Russia.

Source: DefenceNews

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