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India, Japan sign landmark civil nuclear agreement

Tokyo, Nov 11 (IANS) India and Japan on Friday signed the landmark civil nuclear agreement following the annual bilateral summit headed by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe here.

“A landmark deal for a cleaner, greener world! PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo witness exchange of the landmark Civil Nuclear Agreement,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The new agreement provides for bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

This would provide for the development of nuclear power projects in India and thus for strengthening energy security of the country, according to the External Affairs Ministry.

The present agreement would open up the door for collaboration between Indian and Japanese industries in India’s Civil nuclear programme.

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