India agrees to identify second site for Russian N-plants

India has agreed to identify a second site for Russian-designed nuclear plants, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Thursday.

IANS| Updated: Dec 11, 2014, 16:00 PM IST

New Delhi: India has agreed to identify a second site for Russian-designed nuclear plants, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Thursday.

In a series of tweets following summit-level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Akbaruddin said the two countries have agreed on strategic vision to strengthen cooperation in atomic energy.

"At Summit India-Russia agree on Strategic Vision to strengthen cooperation in peaceful uses of atomic energy," Akbaruddin tweeted.

"India agrees to expeditiously identify a 2nd site, in addition to Kudankulam, for Russian-designed nuclear power units in India."

"In talks with @KremlinRussia_E, PM @narendramodi expresses hope that Russian companies will take advantage of avenues to 'Make in India'," he said.

India and Russia held their 15th Annual Summit talks here Thursday.