India on Saturday inked an MoU with Japan on civil nuclear energy and announced that the deal was not just about commerce and clean energy but also a sign of mutual confidence and partnership for a secure world.
Japan is set to restart a mothballed nuclear reactor for the first time in two years on Tuesday, the operator said, as anti-atomic sentiment still runs high following the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low levels of radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the developed countries for questioning India's credentials in curbing environmental pollution and said those who "lecture" the country "refuse" to provide nuclear fuel for clean energy".
The UN nuclear watchdog IAEA has called for statutory backing for the country's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to ensure its decisions are not unduly influenced by external agencies.
Global nuclear watchdog IAEA today asked India to ensure its atomic regulator's independence to prevent an "undue influence" from other entities.
The government on Wednesday sought to allay concerns that the Indo-US talks may lead to dilution of India's Nuclear Liability Act and asserted that the law has not been amended and the onus of any damages remains with the supplier.
Foreign suppliers of atomic reactors to India cannot be sued for the damages by victims of a nuclear accident but can be held liable by the operator who has the right of recourse, government said today
In the event of a Fukushima-type disaster — which cost Japan almost $105 billion — in India, every penny of the liability would be borne by Indians, their government and public sector companies. And, if the compensation is inadequate, the victims may not even be allowed to take the supplier to court.
The approval of the insurance agreement means that all suppliers, not only Americans, will now be freed from liability, and the Indian taxpayer would pick up the tab should there be, heaven forbid, a nuclear calamity.
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Gorbachev warned that current international efforts to solve the Ukraine crisis were "unequal to the danger that threatens us all."
Russia may set up a total of 20-24 nuclear energy units in India against previously agreed 14-16 plants as both countries are likely to come out with a roadmap for cooperation in the crucial energy sector during Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin once again expressed his displeasure over the toppling of Ukrainian Presidential Viktor Yanukovych but offered no insight into what Russia's next actions in eastern Ukraine could be.