Civil nuclear cooperation: India-Japan pact comes into force

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu exchanged diplomatic notes, marking operationalisation of the pact, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 21, 2017 6:42 am
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A landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal between India and Japan that provides for collaboration between their industries in the field came into force on Thursday, eight months after it was sealed. This allows the US and French nuclear firms, which have alliances with Japanese companies, to conduct nuclear commerce with India.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Japanese ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu exchanged diplomatic notes, marking operationalisation of the pact, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. The civil nuclear cooperation agreement was signed last November during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo.

“This agreement is a reflection of the strategic partnership between India and Japan and will pave the way for enhanced cooperation in energy security and clean energy,” the MEA’s official spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

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    Srinivas
    Jul 21, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    It would be good if the Japanese were to build up a huge stock pile of Nuclear weapons as a counter against the treacherous Chinese. Some of these can then be then be handed over to the Taiwanese , South Koreans and Vietnamese in the future depending on their external threat perception.
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      Kamal Pasha
      Jul 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm
      Srinivas : After the defeat in the Second World War, the surrender documents signed by Japan does not allow her to manufacture weapons of mass destructions.
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      Sadasivan
      Jul 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm
      In spite of ushima? Heavy price for pro-US policies. HAARP will be a menace for those who believe in Conspiracy theories dia can be and is being,held to ransom,forcing her to accept unproven and dangerous technologies,which have a precedent. USHIMA.No country will offer,such vendors a Contract.The price of Diplomacy and alliances! Please google for:- dangers of HAARP
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