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India and US in a statement said that they have agreed to build six nuclear Power plants in India, in a major boost to bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation.
The Statement issued after 9th round India-US Strategic Security Dialogue which was held in Washington on Wednesday, the meeting was chaired by Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary, while the U.S. delegation was led by Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
According to Ministry of External Affairs Statement, “The two sides exchanged views on a wide range of global security and nonproliferation challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors.”
“They committed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India. The United States reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group,” the MEA said
Earlier, on March 12, 2019, Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary for Disarmament and International Security Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, and Dr. Yleem D. S. Poblete, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, co-chaired the third round of the India-U.S. Space Dialogue.
The delegation of two countries discussed trends in space threats; respective national space priorities; and opportunities for cooperation bilaterally and in multilateral fora.
By Sai Kumar