Mentioning that Bangladesh is solidly anchored at its principled position on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the developing countries to forge greater cooperation to draw maximum benefits from the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies through IAEA expertise.
The global nuclear industry is going through a virtual meltdown on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Russia is in advanced stages of building the world’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP) for installation in remote areas and hopes FNPP technology will also interest South Asian countries like India.
The India-Japan civil nuclear agreement has been historic as it is Tokyo’s first nuclear deal with a country that is non-signatory to Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.
Closer to India, recently built Kudankulam NPP, based on the Russian VVER design is generating electricity at a price of ₹42.
India’s installed nuclear power capacity is 6,780 MW from 22 operational plants. The new reactors will add another 7,000 MW to it.
Amidst rising uncertainty over six India’s nuclear reactors after the US-based Westinghouse filed for insolvency in March, a school of thought has emerged advocating takeover of the subsidiary of Japan’s Toshiba by New Delhi to gain entrance to the club of countries with nuclear reactor manufacturing technology.