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November 28, 1982, Forty Years Ago: N-fuel issue resolved

Talks between the French President Francois Mitterrand and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhawan assumed added dimension with France having accepted the Indian position on the supply of enriched uranium for the Tarapur atomic power plant.

France will soon start supplying the nuclear fuel for the Tarapur plant under the 1963 Indo-US agreement as had been suggested by India. It has dropped its insistence on the “pursuit” and “perpetuity” clauses which India found objectionable.

Talks between the French President Francois Mitterrand and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Rashtrapati Bhawan assumed added dimension with France having accepted the Indian position on the supply of enriched uranium for the Tarapur atomic power plant. France will soon start supplying the nuclear fuel for the Tarapur plant under the 1963 Indo-US agreement as had been suggested by India. It has dropped its insistence on the “pursuit” and “perpetuity” clauses which India found objectionable.

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First published on: 28-11-2022 at 06:44 IST
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