Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe ink historic nuclear deal

Updated: Nov 12, 2016, 10:36 IST | Agencies |

Japan signed a historic civil nuclear cooperation deal with India, opening door for collaboration between their industries in the field even as the countries signed nine other agreements in various areas to bolster bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at a joint press conference. PIC/AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at a joint press conference. PIC/AFP

Tokyo: Making an exception, Japan yesterday signed a historic civil nuclear cooperation deal with India, opening the door for collaboration between their industries in the field even as the countries signed nine other agreements in various areas to bolster bilateral ties.

The agreements, including the one for cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, mark a historic step in their engagement to build a clean energy partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after wide-ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

The nuclear agreement comes after tough negotiations for over six years between the two countries and Abe said at the joint media interaction with Modi that he was delighted over the signing of agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy.

Nations India has N-deals with...
US, Russia, South Korea, Mongolia, France, Namibia, Argentina, Canada, Kazakhstan and Australia

10 pacts signed
India and Japan yesterday signed 10 pacts covering areas such as boosting Japanese investment in infrastructure, railways, and for cooperation in space and agriculture to boost bilateral ties.

6
No. of years India and Japan carried on negotiations for the Nuclear deal

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