India, Japan ink MoU on peaceful use of n-energy

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India on Saturday inked an MoU with Japan on civil nuclear energy and announced that the deal was not just about commerce and clean energy but also a sign of mutual confidence and partnership for a secure world.


The MoU was inked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

“No friend will matter more in realising India’s economic dreams than Japan. We have made enormous progress in economic cooperation as also in our regional partnership and security cooperation,” said Modi after signing the deal.

Stating that there was deep value for the strategic partnership between Japan and India, Modi said: “Shinzo has been prompt and positive on our economic proposals many of which are now unique to India. Japanese private investments are also rising sharply.”

The two countries also inked two deals on security operations to deepen defence relations and for defence manufacturing.

Abe said: “We have taken relationship to a new level.”

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    Dear readers,

    Kudankulam: Six killed in blast near India nuclear plant

    Three others were injured when a home-made bomb accidently exploded near the controversial Kudankulam nuclear plant, which began operations in October.
    The plant begun producing electricity in October after years of protest.
    Opponents of the plant, which is on the coastline hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami, fear a disaster similar to the one at Fukushima in Japan in 2011.
    But the government says the joint Indo-Russian project, which is seen as critical to India’s energy needs, is “necessary for the welfare and economic growth of India” and is “completely safe”.
    Police said it was investigating whether the blast in a coastal village on Tuesday night was linked to protests over the plant.
    “The bomb exploded accidently inside a house. Six people died and three more are seriously injured,” local police chief Vijayendra Bidari told Associated Press news agency.
    He claimed the house was being used as a bomb-making factory.
    TV footage showed at least three homes collapsed near the blast site in Idinthakarai village, from where most of the protests against the plant have originated.
    Senior officials of India’s Atomic Energy Commission told the Press Trust of India news agency that the plant was safe and functioning normally.
    The plant is one of many that India hopes to build as part of its aim of generating 63,000 MW of nuclear power by 2032 – an almost 14-fold increase on current levels.

    This blast has since kept in cold storage and there are no leads to it. When developing countries like Russia and Japan can’t find the solution to nuclear disaster is India is capable to handle such large catastrophe?The Bhopal gas disaster and Endosulfan are still can’t be compensated and rehabilitated the victims,how the Modi government and his environmental ministry will handle the disaster?

    Do India has a disaster management to handle or will ask poor soldiers to clean the mess?

    Jai Hind

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