Westinghouse expected to sign deal with Indian firm NPCIL to promote nuclear exports during Donald Trump's visit
Trump has made bilateral trade with India a top priority, seeking greater market access for US products from farm goods to motorcycles.
The indigenous reactor, powered by domestic fuel, has been operating continuously since May 2016.
Activists raise concern over proposed nuclear plant in Madhya Pradesh's Chutka, say villagers being exploited
Activists and villagers raised their concerns over a proposed nuclear power plant in Chutka in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, saying it would destroy nature and take away their homeland.
Emmanuel Macron in India: Agreement on Jaitapur nuclear plant likely to be signed during French president's visit
India and France are likely to sign a framework agreement for expediting the Jaitapur nuclear power plant project during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit next month, sources from the Indian side have said
Kudankulam, around 650 km from Chennai, has two 1,000 MW nuclear power plants, built with Russian equipment.
The mega nuclear power plant was shut down on 4 August due to hydrogen concentration in the stator was originally expected to restart on 4 September.
At present, India and Russia have signed an agreement for six 1,000-MW nuclear reactors, of which two have been built and are operational at Kudankulam.
Russia has offered India the latest "Generation 3-plus" nuclear reactor —the VVER-1200 — powered by advanced fuel, to be set up at a yet-to-be designated site in parallel to the ongoing 6,000 MW Kudankulam project in Tamil Nadu.
An agreement between the NPCIL and Westinghouse to build six atomic reactors in Andhra Pradesh will unlikely be signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States next week.
Rosatom state nuclear corporation, the Indo-Russia nuclear cooperation, will construct six units of VVER-1000 light-water reactors at Kudankulam
The US has said that few steps are still needed to be put in place to implement the landmark civil nuclear deal with India and there will be a meeting soon on the proposed insurance pool.
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama ended the six-year-old deadlock over operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal signed in 2008.
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is expected to start commercial operations of its first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) next month, said a senior official Thursday.
The much-delayed Kudankulam project moved a step towards commissioning with the nuclear regulator granting permission for the 'second heat up'
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NCPIL) has objected to a Central Information Commission (CIC) order for releasing a safety report on the Kudankulam nuclear reactor, saying it is holding it in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of a Russian company.
People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) have agreed to withdraw their protest if the central government commits a time-frame for fulfilling some of their demands.
At least 24 activists of People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), today launched an indefinite fast at four villages in Tirunelveli district.