Nuclear MoU with Russia in jeopardy over India’s NSG push

In order to gain support to join the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India would have accused Russia of blocking cooperation between the two countries for the development of Kudankulam reactor units 5 and 6, reported
The development comes after India and Russia discussed bilateral cooperation last week ahead of the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Poutine on June 1.
According to the report, India has threatened to establish a protocol agreement with Russia to develop units of Kudankulam reactors, which led to the belief that Moscow New Delhi requested to work more actively for India’s accession to the GSN.
The memorandum of understanding was signed within the framework of the BRIC summit in Goa last year. India would have passed without becoming a full member of GSN, India and should not opt ​​for an indigenous nuclear energy program. He therefore wished Russia to persuade China to abandon its opposition to India’s accession to the NSG.
In August 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, have jointly dedicated the nation to the 1,000 MW nuclear plant, asserting that it was one of the plants in the world Atomic safety.
Last week, in a meeting to prepare for the summit between countries, the Russian Dmitry Rogozin MP also discussed the problem with Modi, but has no insurance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia in June to attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which India has been invited as a “guest country.”
Last year, expressing concern about India’s nuclear capabilities, Pakistan has asked the Member States of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to make a well-considered decision on the inclusion of India, taking into account the implications In the long term for the global non-proliferation regime and strategic stability in the region

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