India’s prime minister says India and Russia have signed a nuclear deal that is expected to see Russia build four nuclear reactors for power-starved India.
The deal was inked during a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (R) waves as Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on at a welcome ceremony in New Delhi on December 5. India and Russia on Friday signed an agreement covering the building of four new nuclear energy reactors in southern India, as well as a cooperation accord on manned space flight.(AFP/Raveendran)
Singh says that the deal “marks a new milestone in the history of our cooperation with Russia in the field of nuclear energy.”
The deal follows the conclusion of a landmark nuclear deal between the United States and India earlier this year that opened the way for nuclear trade between India and other nations.