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Indo-US tie yet to reach auto-pilot mode: Ambassador Ronen Sen

The landmark Indo-US civilian nuclear deal has opened a new panorama of relationship between the two countries but it is yet to reach a certain critical mass where it can acquire a momentum of its own, Indian Ambassador to the US Ronen Sen has said. Addressing a meeting of US India Business Council (USIBC) on Indo-US relationship recently, Sen said ...

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India will be Major N-Equipment Supplier in a Decade

Fears of both the Right wing Bharatiya Janata Party and the Leftist Communist Party (Marxist) that India has bartered away its national security under the nuclear deal with the US are baseless, argues noted journalist Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar in his recent weekly Sunday column in Times of India.  We reproduce the article here. The manifestos of the BJP and ...

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India must sign NPT for getting Australian uranium: McCarthy

Australia, one of the world’s largest producers of uranium, is unwilling to export its uranium to India unless New Delhi signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), despite the Nuclear Suppliers Group’s (NSG)  go-ahead for the historic India-US nuclear deal,  the country’s envoy has said.  Australia’s uranium reserves are the world’s largest, with 23 percent of the total. Production and exports ...

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Nuclear safety worldwide steadily improving: IAEA chief ElBaradei

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Mohamed ElBaradei has said that nuclear safety worldwide is steadily improving but the risk of accidents or malicious acts can never be ruled out and there is no room for complacency. “Vigilance and continuous improvement are key, both at existing nuclear facilities and at new facilities being planned in a growing number of countries,” ...

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India Working on Ratification Norms of Safeguards Pact

India is working on the ratification procedures of the India-specific Safeguards Agreement (ISSA) signed with IAEA to place its civilian nuclear power plants for international inspection. “We are working on the ratification procedures of the ISSA. Ratification is a legal step and is expected to be completed soon,” Anil Kakodkar, Chairman Atomic Energy Commission has said recently. Kakodkar said, “We ...

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Recession a boon for India’s nuclear energy quest: Shyam Saran

With global prices of nuclear fuel and equipment softening following the current economic slowdown, India is all set to scale up the nuclear energy sector in the country. “The current economic slowdown has turned to India’s advantage as the cost of nuclear fuel and equipment have come down considerably. We have already started talking to a number of international vendors ...

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THE NON ALIGN MOVEMENT: A Socio-Political Perspective

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. The movement is largely  the brainchild of the first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It was founded in April 1955; as of 2007, it has 118 members. The purpose of the organization as stated in the Havana Declaration ...

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India, US Make Excellent Partners in N-Energy Field – US Consul General

The 5-day India visit by a U.S. Commercial Nuclear Mission sponsored by the US-India Business Council in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Institute, concluded on January 16 in Mumbai, India.  In his concluding speech, U.S. Consul General Paul A. Folmsbee described the historic Indo-US civilian nuclear energy agreement as one of the great legacies of the Bush Administration. Following are ...

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NPCIL to raise N-power generation by five-fold to 22,000 MW in five years

The nuclear deal between India and the US has infused a new lease of life into the country’s sole nuclear power company, the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL), which has so far managed to install 4,120 MW of capacity. Now, NPCIL has set its eyes on an ambitious target of 22,000 MW in the next five years. S ...

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N-Energy, Key Global Business Driver

We would witness the “Destiny of Two Nations” in creating a new world order where wealth creation for one does not require other to lose. – Tulsi Tawari In the upheaval of major collapse of financial bubbles starting from the US, the world economy is entering a new era of correction and paradigm-shift through realignments. Leading nations (from Asia, Europe and ...

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