Rosatom has expressed interest in collaborating with Indian companies not only for the construction large nuclear power plants, but also to jointly work on small and medium sized reactors that could provide solutions for power woes in densely populated countries.
Even as India is awaiting its Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam to achieve criticality, it is undertaking research and development work on a wider scale to develop technologies for the third stage of its nuclear power programme – that is to develop Thorium-fuelled Advanced Heavy Water Reactors (AHWRs).
Old collaborators in the field of peaceful nuclear technologies – India and Canada – signed a broad framework for research in the field of testing and designing of Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and other non-power atomic technologies.
The Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant, one of the biggest nuclear power plants proposed in the world and also one that has been in limbo for years, is likely to reach its final stages by the end of the year 2019.
Bangladesh’s maiden nuclear power plant at Rooppur is being constructed at the desired pace with all the works for underground infrastructure being completed.
Kudankulam Nuclear Plant’s critical digital assets not susceptible to cyber-attack: Experts Revelations of cyber intrusions in the network of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant by a North Korean hacker group had sent the Indian populace in a frenzy.
The upcoming $25 billion plasma-based fusion reactor ITER, in which India is a partner, is the hope to energy freedom and also a solution to the world that is gripped with a threat to survival primarily by the use of fossil energy and fast depleting conventional energy resources.
India presently has 22 nuclear power plants in the country for electricity generation and four for research purposes are operational in the country, however, no nuclear accident has been reported so far.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia in the beginning of September the Unit-3 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant being made under Indo-Russian cooperation got closer towards operationalization with the delivery of all key equipment being completed.
Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) has been awarded the ‘Independence Award -2019’ for its role in using nuclear technology to further agricultural research.