India’s nuclear industry to get fillip due to foreign pacts
India’s domestic nuclear industry, as per news reports, is expected to get a fillip due to series of foreign civil nuclear collaboration with the much-awaited nuclear pact with UK and announcement of conclusion of processes to implement the Indo-Australian nuclear agreement. The Indo-UK nuclear pact, sealed five years after declaration, is significant as it would enable industrial collaboration between the two countries including sharing of views as US nuclear major Westinghouse is building nuclear power plants in both Britain and Gujarat. Besides, Indo-UK cooperation would entail joint research in nuclear science and technical level cooperation. While UK does not possess any uranium mines, the country, however, possesses plutonium which can benefit India.