Why in news ?
The India-Japan Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy entered into force on July 20, 2017 with the exchange of diplomatic notes.
About the deal
- The pact was signed in Tokyo during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan on November 11, 2016.
- India is the first non-member of the non-proliferation treaty (NPT)to have signed such a deal with Japan.
- The deal will help India access Japan’s nuclear market.
- Pave the way for enhanced cooperation in energy security and clean energy.
- It seeks to promote full cooperation between the two countries in the development
- It helps to use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes on a stable, reliable and predictable basis.
- The deal is essential for bringing a network of nuclear energy cooperation for India, especially with the U.S. as prominent American nuclear companies are owned by the Japanese nuclear majors like Toshiba.
Source : The Hindu
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