“The Civil Nuclear Deal with Japan for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marks a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership,” said PM Modi.
This deal has been signed after six years of intense negotiation between India and Japan. PM Modi is on his second visit to Japan in last two years.
Highlights of the Civil Nuclear Deal
1. According to this agreement Japan will supply nuclear reactors, fuel and technology to India, making India first country to make a civil nuclear deal, that has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT.
2. Both nations came to a broad agreement last year during Mr. Abe’s visit to India. Japan as the lone sufferer of Nuclear attack, saw major resistance from the opposition in Tokyo.
3. The only condition from Japan is the confirmation of no further Nuclear Tests by India.
4. Now it will be much easier for US-based companies like Westinghouse and GE to set up atomic plants in India as both have Japanese investments. And India is in advance negotiations with US based companies for setting up plants.
5. India seeks six nuclear plants from Toshiba, and increasing its production by ten folds by 2032.
In addition to that, PM Modi will tomorrow travel with Mr. Abe in the world famous Shinkansen bullet train, technology of which is being mulled for use in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet rail project.
Leaders of both the countries also sent a stern message to terrorism by releasing a joint statement making a strong reference to terror sponsoring states. The two Prime Ministers condemned terrorism in strongest terms in all its forms and manifestations in the spirit of ‘zero tolerance’ towards it. They called upon all countries to implement the UNSC Resolution 1267 and other relevant resolutions designating terrorist entities referring to India’s bid to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated as global a terrorist under this resolution, to which China is reluctant.