Indo-Russian civil nuclear agreement historic: Cong
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 20:27
New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday hailed the Indo-Russian civil nuclear agreement as "historic", saying that it will ensure uninterrupted uranium fuel supply and transfer of technology to the country.

"We welcome it. It's a historic agreement...Besides ensuring the transfer of nuclear technology, it will lead to uninterrupted nuclear fuel supply. India's nuclear programme will progress after the agreement," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad told reporters here.

The two countries signed the broad-based agreement in civil nuclear field yesterday that will ensure transfer of technology and uninterrupted uranium fuel supplies to its nuclear reactors and inked three pacts in the defence sector.

The agreements were signed after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin, during which they discussed a whole range of issues.


First Published: Tuesday, December 08, 2009, 20:27

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