India, Japan signs historic nuclear deal at annual bilateral summit

Photo of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

Tokyo: India along with Japan today signed 10 agreements, including the landmark civil nuclear accord during the annual bilateral summit headed by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe in Japna’s capital Tokyo.

Japan signed a historic civil nuclear cooperation deal with India, opening the door for partnership between their industries in the business field along with nine other agreements in various areas to bolster bilateral ties between both the countries.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted, “A landmark deal for a cleaner, greener world! PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo witness exchange of the landmark Civil Nuclear Agreement.”

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The new agreement will provide bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy in between India and Japan.

According to the External Affairs Ministry, this would provide for the development of nuclear power projects in India and thus for strengthening energy security of the country.

The present agreement would open up the door for collaboration between Indian and Japanese industries in India’s Civil nuclear programme.

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Swarup said in another tweet, “New strides in Special Strategic and Global Partnership. The leaders also witnessed exchange of agreements in wide range of sectors.”

A memorandum of cooperation (MoC) was signed between India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the manufacturing skill transfer promotion programme.

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