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India-Japan sign landmark civil nuclear deal

India-Japan sign landmark civil nuclear deal

| | 11 Nov 2016, 05:25 pm
Tokyo, Nov 11 (IBNS) : India and Japan on Friday signed a landmark civil nuclear agreement in Tokyo as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks, reports said.

"The Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marks a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership,"  PM Modi said.

The agreement envisages  Japan supplying nuclear reactors, fuel and technology to India.

India is the only country to have struck such a deal with Japan despite not having signed the  Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The agreement paves the way for energy-starved India to access sensitive technologies to generate electricity.

“A landmark deal for a cleaner, greener world! PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo witness exchange of the landmark Civil Nuclear Agreement,” said Indian foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup in a Twitter post.

Modi is in Japan on a three-day visit.

During the last prime ministerial summit in New Delhi in December, India and Japan announced that they had reached a basic agreement on the pact.

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