Access to nuclear fuel from Russian unit likely

India could get access to nuclear fuel supplies from the proposed Angarsk International Uranium Enrichment Centre being set up by Russia for supply of uranium to countries with nuclear energy programmes under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.

While Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (RosAtom) representatives have indicated at the possibility of India being included in the project during bilateral meetings held earlier this year, Moscow has clearly linked India’s participation in the project to the lifting of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) restrictions in the wake of Indo-US nuclear deal, said the Government officials involved in the exercise.

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