India begins negotiations on safeguards agreement with IAEA

Updated on Nov 21, 2007 04:29 PM IST

India on Wednesday began negotiating the country-specific safeguards agreement with the global atomic watchdog in Vienna to operationalise the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

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PTI | ByLalitha Vaidyanathan, Vienna

India on Wednesday began negotiating the country-specific safeguards agreement with the global atomic watchdog in Vienna to operationalise the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.

A team of officials led by Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar, which arrived here this morning, is holding talks with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Mohammed ElBaradei and other top officials on the safeguards pact.

"All aspects of the safeguards related to India will figure in the day-long discussions with the IAEA officials," Kakodkar told PTI.

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