US team in India to discuss nuclear cooperation
New Delhi: A high level delegation from the US energy department is on a 10-day visit to India to discuss ways of cooperation and partnership in the nuclear energy sector, the US embassy said Monday.
Representatives from the US department of energy are visiting India to learn more about the country`s nuclear energy community and identify nuclear development opportunities and partnerships that will benefit both countries, according to a US embassy statement here.
During the visit, representatives from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the US government`s lead nuclear engineering and science laboratory, will interact with leaders and researchers in the government, industry and academia.
"All advanced nuclear energy nations benefit by understanding each other`s nuclear enterprises and collaborating where appropriate," said Idaho National Laboratory director and delegation head John Grossenbacher.
Top US nuclear energy companies are eying to expand their business in India capitalising on the civil nuclear agreement signed between the two countries in 2008.
Top officials of nearly two dozen US companies, including energy firms GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Westinghouse Electric Company, which is a division of Toshiba Corp, Transco Products, NuScale Power and Exelon Nuclear Partners, are part of US commerce secretary Gary Locke`s six-day trade mission to India.
Locke`s trip follows President Barack Obama`s visit to India in November that gave an unprecedented boost to the bilateral economic and political relations.
More than $10 billion in business deals between US companies and Indian private sector and government entities, supporting 50,000 American jobs, were signed during the Obama visit.
During the visit, the US delegation will meet representatives of higher education at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, the department of atomic energy and its two nuclear energy laboratories, as well as the Nuclear Power Corporation of India and the National Thermal Power Corporation.
The Idaho National Laboratory, which represented the US energy department during negotiations of the 123 Agreement on civil nuclear energy cooperation, hosted the first India-US working group meeting and arranged for the US technical support of the working group`s second meeting in January 2010 in Mumbai.
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