India, UK ink civil N-pact

New Delhi:  India and the UK have inked civil Nuclear pact that provides a legal framework for British companies to get  a share of the India’s N-energy market.

Britain is the eighth country to enter into such pact with India since the lifting of atomic trade embargo in 2008.
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The agreement was signed by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Srikumar Banerjee and British High Commissioner Richard Stagg in New Delhi.

British companies are keen to collaborate with Indian partners in civil nuclear technology, Stagg told reporters.

As many as 185 British companies have expertise in decommissioning, waste management, nuclear liabilities management and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle.  And they can supply 70-80 per cent parts of a new nuclear reactor.

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