Russia optimistic over further nuclear cooperation with India
NEW DELHI, April 8 (Itar-Tass) - Russia is optimistic over further
cooperation with India in nuclear power engineering, head of the
Russian Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) Sergei Kiriyenko said.
The Rosatom head has arrived in Kudankulam to study the construction
of two units of the nuclear power plant, which was being built with
Russia' s contribution.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Kiriyenko said, "We seek
to develop cooperation in a new sphere – to implement India's
programme to construct fast neutrons reactors."
Russia and India comply with the norms of the non-proliferation regime
and "we understand that further cooperation in this field will be
possible after amendments are made to the rules of the Nuclear
Suppliers Group (NSG)," Kiriyenko stressed.
Russia supports the amendments, which envisages changing the rules of
the NSG, the Rosatom head said. At the same time, he stressed that
India has "unblemished reputation" related to complying with
international laws in nuclear power engineering. That is why any
amendments related to India "will be absolutely right. The life proves
that right decisions should be adopted sooner or later," he said.