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Russia could build upto 20 nuclear reactors in India

Russia could build up to 20 civil nuclear reactors in India under a path-breaking atomic agreement signed between the two countries on Monday, the chief of RosAtom State Corporation said.

world Updated: Dec 07, 2009 21:11 IST

Russia could build up to 20 civil nuclear reactors in India under a path-breaking atomic agreement signed between the two countries on Monday, the chief of RosAtom State Corporation said.

"Russia could build up 20 reactors for nuclear power plants worth dozens of billion dollars," Sergei Kiriyenko, chief of RosAtom, told reporters.

Russia, which is currently completing two 1,000 VVER light water reactors at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, would be building at least four additional reactors at the same site. India has also allocated a site in Haripur, West Bengal to build the fifth reactor.

"In addition to this India would be allocating a third site for building more reactors," Kiriyenko said after the signing of the civil nuclear deal with India. The deal guarantees uninterrupted nuclear fuel supplies to India, including enrichment and reprocessing rights, under the IAEA safeguards.