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Indo-Russian civil nuclear agreement historic: Cong

india Updated: Dec 08, 2009 19:05 IST

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The Congress on Tuesday hailed the Indo-Russian civil nuclear agreement as "historic", saying that it will ensure uninterrupted uranium fuel supply and transfer of technology to the country.

"We welcome it. It's a historic agreement. Besides ensuring the transfer of nuclear technology, it will lead to uninterrupted nuclear fuel supply. India's nuclear programme will progress after the agreement," party spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad told reporters in New Delhi.

The two countries signed the broad-based agreement in civil nuclear field yesterday that will ensure transfer of technology and uninterrupted uranium fuel supplies to its nuclear reactors and inked three pacts in the defence sector.

The agreements were signed after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin, during which they discussed a whole range of issues.