Noted scientist and former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar on Thursday hailed the civil nuclear deal with the US as being in the "best interests" of the country, since it would enable India to meet its growing energy demand.
India is considering becoming a
signatory to the international convention on nuclear damage
and the DAE is providing
relevant information to the Centre in this regard, a top
nuclear scientist said on Tuesday.
Despite concerns over recently
passed Nuclear Liability Bill, the Nuclear Suppliers Group
needs to show a better understanding to carry out trade with
India, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee
All air, sea and land ports of
the country would soon be equipped with radioactive substance
detection mechanism to keep a check on its illegal import,
Atomic Energy Commission Chairman said here on Thursday.
Srikumar Banerjee, a leading expert
in Materials and Technology in the country and Director of
BARC has been appointed as chairman
of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary DAE and will take charge on December one.