14th March, 2019
Washington: India and the US have agreed to build 6 US nuclear power plants in India, promoting security and civil nuclear cooperation. On Wednesday, the two countries agreed to this at a joint meeting on the conclusion of the 9th round of Indo-US Strategic Security Dialogue. From India, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Under Secretary of State for the US State of Arms Control and International Security Department Andrea Thompson attended the talks. While issuing the joint statement of both the countries, we were committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India. "The joint statement of the two countries stated that six Americans We are committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of nuclear power plants. "
India and America have seen many possibilities from this agreement-
Let us tell you that India and the United States had signed a historic agreement to cooperate in the civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008. This deal provided a strong relation with bilateral relations. However, this statement did not provide much information about nuclear power plants. It is worth mentioning that in the lead of Donald Trump, America is looking at all the possibilities in India, the world's third largest oil buyer, and in this episode it wants to sell more energy products to India. Let us tell you that the two countries were considering supply of American nuclear reactors to India for nearly a decade. Although due to the rules and regulations, the talk could not come on the track yet, but this understanding of America has created a lot of probability.
US support to India's initial membership in NSG-
Let us know that during a joint meeting on Wednesday, the US has also spoken of its strong support for India's initial membership in the 48-member NSG. Explain that China had opposed India joining the NSG. He wants to stop the spread of India's nuclear weapons.
Why is this compromise necessary?
This agreement will help solve the problem of lack of energy which has emerged as a primary problem related to India's growing growth rate. Let us tell you that only 3% energy needs of India are met from nuclear sources. India plans to produce 20,000 MW of nuclear sector by 2020, which is significantly higher than the current 3700 MW.