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Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

By Tommy Wilkes and Sanjeev MiglaniNEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is offering to set up an insurance pool to indemnify global nuclear suppliers against liability in the case of a nuclear accident, in a bid to unblock billions of dollars in trade held up by concerns over exposure to risk.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is hoping the plan will be enough to convince major U.S. companies such as General Electric to enter the Indian market ahead of President Barack Obama's visit at the end of next month.Under a 2010 nuclear liability law, nuclear equipment suppliers are liable for damages ...

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First Published: Fri, December 19 2014. 19:52 IST