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Foreign suppliers urged to step up as government backs own nuclear design

Modi has made nuclear expansion a key plank of his strategy to supply Asia's No.3 economy

India Nuclear Doctrine

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's plan to build 10 of its own nuclear reactors does not signal a pivot away from foreign suppliers, but to succeed their projects must be financially sound and based on proven technology, a top official told Reuters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet on Wednesday backed a plan to build a fleet of indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) capable of generating 7,000 megawatts of power - more than India's existing installed capacity. The announcement comes as talks with U.S., French and Russian suppliers drag but Sekhar Basu, secretary of the ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 16:29 IST