Ready to build high-capacity nuclear power units at a new location in India: Russia

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Mumbai. Russia has said that it is ready to enhance cooperation with India in the field of nuclear energy, including building high-capacity nuclear power units at a new site. Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy Ajit Kumar Mohanty on Thursday met Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and discussed ways to further deepen nuclear energy cooperation between the two.

According to a statement issued by Rostam, officials of both countries visited the Pilot Demonstration Energy Complex (PDEC) being built in Seversk in Russia’s Tomsk region. The statement said that during the joint visit, possible areas of Russia-India cooperation in the nuclear field were discussed.

Likhachev said, “We are ready to expand cooperation with India in the field of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. This includes, first of all, the construction of a high-capacity nuclear power plant designed by Russia at a new site in India.” Last week, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India is looking for additional locations for Russian nuclear reactors. Russia and India are cooperating to build six nuclear reactors of 1,000 megawatt capacity at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, two of which have started generating electricity.

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