US To Build 6 Nuclear Power Plants In India
New Delhi: With an aim to strengthen security and civil nuclear co operation, India and the United States on Wednesday agreed to build six US nuclear power plants in India.
The agreement comes two days of talk between Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and US undersecretary for arms control and international security Andrea Thompson in Washington DC.
“They committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US Nuclear power plants in India,” the joint statement said.
The agreement to build reactors, announced in 2016, is based on a US-India civil nuclear agreement signed in 2008.
With the agreement in place, India, which is world’s third-biggest buyer of oil for more than a decade, plans to triple its nuclear capacity by 2024 to become Asia’s third-largest economy free of polluting fossil fuels.