The Indo-US civil nuclear deal is predicted to figure during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump on Monday, but a pact between the NPCIL and Westinghouse to build six power reactors in Andhra Pradesh is unlikely to be finalised.
A variety of ideal problems is predicted to be mentioned during the parleys between the management of the world’s two biggest democracies, such as the improvement on the 2008 civil nuclear deal, according to formal resources here.
According to a joint statement by Modi and the then US President Barack Barack Obama in 2015, both the ends had settled to work towards “finalising the contractual agreement by July 2017”.
Considering the storm and thunder that joined its beginning, the Indo-U.S. municipal nuclear contract seems to have receded from public awareness in just a period of 10 years. It was a deal which some considered as offering Indian the veritable “keys to the kingdom”. Others criticized it as an unsafe snare designed to deprive India of its much vaunted governmental freedom and its family jewels in the shape of its natural strategic programme.
With an overall potential of 7,248 MW, the government had a plan to make it one of the biggest nuclear parks in South Asia.
The official said any foreign company need to point out an efficient nuclear place using the same technology. This is a pre-requisite to acquire authorization from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the nuclear watchdog in the nation.
Westinghouse’s AP-1000 technology plants are at various levels of development in different nations and are yet to start commercial functions.