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India to Generate 21,000 MW N-Power by ’20: BARC Official

Associate Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) S Kailas has said that India’s nuclear program aims to generate a total of 21,180 MW of power from atomic energy by 2020. He was speaking at a workshop in Bangalore recently. Kailas said that 17 reactors at six sites Tarapur, Rawatbhata, Kalpakkam, Narora, Kakrapar and Kaiga were in operation with a ...

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G-8 Move to Stall N-Tech Transfer Not to Hit India: PM

The G-8 resolution is restricting the transfer of enrichment and reprocessing (ENR) technology to countries outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty fold. India said that it was ‘not a legally binding document’ and hoped individual nations would implement civil nuclear pacts with India on a bilateral basis. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh  told the Lok Sabha recently that he could not ensure ...

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A Kazakh Initiative towards a World Free From N-Weapons

By Marat Tazhin, Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan On the occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of Termination of Nuclear Tests at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Testing Site (SNTS) held on 18th June 2009, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbaev initiated a proposal to declare 29th August as the International Day of Renunciation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He also made a proposal to work ...

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India, Canada Closer to Inking Final N-Pact

India and Canada will soon finalise the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that will pave the way for new opportunities for both the countries, a senior Indian diplomat has said. “Both the countries have already exchanged the draft agreement. An expert Canadian team was in Mumbai recently to workout with the Atomic Energy Commission of India, final technical details and conditions ...

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US Fully Committed to Implement N-Deal with India: Hillary Clinton

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said her government is fully committed to implementing the Indo-US civilian nuclear accord.  Addressing a “Synergies Summit”, organized by the United States India Business Council in Washing ton recently, Clinton referred to the Indo-US nuclear deal, she said, “It is now three successive United States administrations from different parties that have identified ...

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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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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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