India, France: Countries Sign Nuclear Power Plant Pact

India, France: Countries Sign Nuclear Power Plant Pact

December 6, 2010
India and France signed a deal on Dec. 6 to build two nuclear power plants in India, AP reported. Areva SA will construct two European pressurized reactors of 1,650 megawatts each at India’s Jaitapur, Maharashtra state. The $9.3 billion pact was signed with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh present. India assured France that its liability laws were in keeping with international standards and the security of nuclear operators was ensured, according to a French official. The two leaders later met to address regional security, trade and investment.
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