US, India Announce Nuclear Power Deal| MENAFN.COM

Thursday, 20 January 2022 10:28 GMT

US, India Announce Nuclear Power Deal

(MENAFN- QNA) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered a deal with US President Barack Obama to move towards a commercial nuclear power agreement.

Addressing a joint press conference on the first day of Obama's visit to India, Modi said in the capital New Delhi that both countries had achieved a breakthrough with regard to nuclear technologies.

"I am pleased that six years after we signed our bilateral agreement, we are moving towards commercial cooperation, consistent with our laws (and) international legal obligations," Modi said at the joint press conference with Obama.

A nuclear trade deal between India and the United States providing India access to civilian nuclear technology was signed in 2008 but was delayed due to US concerns India's strict liability laws, should there be a nuclear accident.

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