Terming the ties with India as a "privileged strategic partnership", Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight disclosed that construction of new nuclear plants besides military and technical cooperation was high on the agenda during his visit to New Delhi.
Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday (Sep 10) gave the green light for two reactors to restart, a year after the nation shut down its last unit, but the operator still has to persuade local communities they are safe.
The government is working with a group of experts and officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry, insurance companies to work out modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear plants.
Signalling the continuity of policy, the new government has ratified the Additional Protocol, a commitment given under Indo-US nuclear deal by the previous dispensation to grant greater access to the IAEA.
The Union Home Ministry has asked RBI to seek prior permission from it for any donation to be made to NGO Greenpeace by two overseas contributors, a move which was earlier recommended by the Intelligence Bureau.