In­dia’s nu­clear in­dus­try to get fil­lip due to for­eign pacts

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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.

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