India, Japan sign landmark civil nuclear deal

The accord stipulates nuclear fuel and equipment provided can only be used for peaceful purposes and has a clause allowing Japan to terminate the pact if India conducts a nuclear test.

By: Reuters | Tokyo | Updated: November 11, 2016 4:55 pm
Japan India, Japan India nuclear pact, India nuclear, Japan nuclear, India nuclear power, news, latest news, India news, national news, Japan news, world news, international news It was the first time Japan, the only country to have suffered a nuclear attack, has concluded such a pact with a country that is not signatory of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. (source: PTI)

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear accord on Friday, opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technology for nuclear power production, as India looks to atomic energy to sustain its rapid economic growth. It was the first time Japan, the only country to have suffered a nuclear attack, has concluded such a pact with a country that is not signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).

 

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The accord stipulates nuclear fuel and equipment provided can only be used for peaceful purposes, and a separate document signed alongside the nuclear agreement has a clause allowing Japan to terminate the pact if India conducts a nuclear test. Friday’s accord was signed after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

India says the NPT is discriminatory and it has concerns about nuclear-armed China as well as its long-time nuclear-armed rival, Pakistan. India is in advanced negotiations with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric, owned by Japan’s Toshiba Corp, to build six nuclear reactors in southern India, part of New Delhi’s plan to ramp up nuclear capacity more than ten times by 2032.

For Japanese nuclear plant makers such as Toshiba and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, it is crucial to expand their business overseas as the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster chilled domestic demand for new nuclear plants. The nuclear agreement with Japan follows a similar one with the United States in 2008 which gave India access to nuclear technology after decades of isolation.

That step was seen as the first big move to build India into a regional counterweight to China. Modi earlier on Friday praised the “growing convergence” of views between his nation and Japan, saying strong ties will enable them to play a stabilising role in Asia and the world.

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    Sudeep Sharma
    Nov 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm
    @ V. Ramaswamilt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Eminent scientist Mr Santhanam who was responsible for measuring the yield of the 1998 SO called nuclear tests HAS DECLARED THAT THE TESTS WERE ALL DUD. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So where is the question of "....Vajpayee were not deterred by the threat of withdrawal of agreements or even the fall out of testing."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You thought the entire world community are fools?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Brahmin dogs, especially the senior Tamil brahmin dogs SKREWED INDIA LIKE NO BODY IN THE WORLD.
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      Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
      Nov 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm
      And then you bowed down and sucked a di_ck of a invaded mullah and from a non Brahmin you became a WAHABI slave,---you SOB.
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        Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
        Nov 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm
        None of what CONGIES did for the last 60yrs did ever succeeded,---its all floating to surface out as scams:----chopper deal scam,---coal scam,---tax evasion scam,---and the latest is embriar fighter jet scam of 250 billion dollars signed by UPA etcetc,-----this what CONGIES has done,----the list is never ending.
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          iiie
          Nov 11, 2016 at 11:51 am
          No nuclear technology that Indics shamelessly borrow will take off, like the 123 nuclear deal of 2008 and again the same deal stealthily redone in 2015. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It would be unimaginable to the world leaders that such technology at he hands of mad fascist fellows like Modi and the suion that he would use it against its own potion like in 2002.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No country should share its technology to Indics. Because Indics are born lazy and always expect somebody to do their work.
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            Raj
            Nov 11, 2016 at 3:20 pm
            I don't they need an NSG membership, do be honest. It's pretty comprehensive, India's access to nuclear technology. This should be phased out - informally, everyone has accepted India as a Nuclear Power anyways.
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              Bismuth Tritium
              Nov 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm
              Atomic Energy establishment is misusing the poorly drafted and sweeping Atomic Energy Act to hide its incompetence under the guise of secrecy which has bred incompetence. Furthermore, it is hiding its incompetence from the world by not signing the NPT which would expose their Bakwaasness (incompetence) to everyone. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The most serious flaw in the Atomic Energy Act is that is makes the Atomic Energy dept answerable only to the Prime Minister. This makes it easy for the Atomic Energy Establishment, that wants to deceive those to whom it is answerable, to deceive only the Prime Minister and nobody else. Deceiving one person (Prime Minister) is easier than deceiving a bunch of people.
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                Bismuth Tritium
                Nov 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm
                Brahmin scoundrels in Atomic Energy Establishment bred incompetence in the Atomic Energy Establishment. They don't deserve to be part of Nuclear Suppliers Group. They dont want to sign the NPT Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty because that would entail inspections of Atomic Facilities that would expose the Brahmins lies, deceit, and incompetence that they have been practicing since 1970 onward starting with Raja Ramanna, PK Iyengar, R Chidambaram, Anil Kakodkar etc. etc. They are very scared of NPT because their deceit and incompetence will be exposed. They are selfish, seeking to perpetuate their own false legacy, rather than encouraging competence and innovation. Lacking any technological skill or progress, they want to beg other nations for nuclear fuel, nuclear reactors, and eventually make atom bombs which they cannot manufacture and so dont have at the moment.
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                  Bismuth Tritium
                  Nov 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm
                  Brahmin scoundrels in Atomic Energy Establishment bred incompetence in the Atomic Energy Establishment. They don't deserve to be part of Nuclear Suppliers Group.lt;br/gt;They dont want to sign the NPT Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty because that would entail inspections of Atomic Facilities that would expose the Brahmins lies, deceit, and incompetence that they have been practicing since 1970 onward starting with Raja Ramanna, PK Iyengar, R Chidambaram, Anil Kakodkar etc. etc. They are very scared of NPT because their deceit and incompetence will be exposed. They are selfish, seeking to perpetuate their own false legacy, rather than encouraging competence and innovation. Lacking any technological skill or progress, they want to beg other nations for nuclear fuel, nuclear reactors, and eventually make atom bombs which they cannot manufacture and so dont have at the moment.
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