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Post time 2010-12-6 17:47:10 |Display all floors
India has signed a deal to buy nuclear reactors off France, following talks between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by the two leaders.

Mr Sarkozy is on a four-day official visit, joined by his defence, foreign and finance ministers and about 60 business leaders.

Under the civil nuclear deal, two French reactors worth £6.3bn ($10bn) are expected to be built at Jaitapur in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Monday's agreement was signed by the heads of French state-controlled nuclear group Areva and India's Nuclear Power Corporation.

India has 22 nuclear reactors and is seeking to expand its energy sector, opening up a market estimated at £90bn over 15 years.

France, the world's second largest producer of nuclear energy after the US, hopes to lead an international revival of the industry, which is expected to benefit from worries about global warming and soaring energy prices.

Hungry for energy to fuel its booming economy, India has a population of 1.2 billion, but gets only a tiny fraction of its electricity from nuclear power.

Supporters of the deal say that having more nuclear plants in India could help reduce global demand for oil and gas while at the same time significantly reducing the country's pollution levels.

Among the business leaders in the French delegation are the heads of Dassault Aviation, the aircraft manufacturer, and EADS, the aerospace contractor.

Mr Sarkozy arrived in India on Saturday and toured a space research facility in Bangalore before making a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal - the monument of love in the town of Agra - with his wife, who is a singer and former model.

The couple then went sight-seeing at the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri near Agra on Sunday. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, asked for a son during a blessing at  the world famous Izlamic shrine of Fatehpur Sikri.

Mr Sarkozy is also expected to visit Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital, before returning home on Tuesday.

The visit is his first to a G20 state since France last month took the presidency of the group of developed and major developing economic powers.

Mr Sarkozy has backed India's bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council, and supported India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, a gathering of countries that export civil nuclear technology.

US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have both visited India recently, as world powers look to the booming Asian giant for export opportunities.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are the next world leaders scheduled to sweep into Delhi in the weeks to come.

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Post time 2010-12-7 15:35:22 |Display all floors
India can build it's own nuclear plant. That makes the deal which comes with condition a form of bribery
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Post time 2010-12-8 12:18:55 |Display all floors

Reply #1 manoj10's post

France Jets if have longer serviceable life compared to Russian Jets - could well be more rational decision.

BUT does India really need to spend so much on the military, afterall, India is a nuclear power, and has nukes to be able to retaliate against aggressors! Does it really need to create an huge offensive capability?


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Post time 2010-12-8 13:13:24 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Kbay at 2010-12-7 11:19 AM
Manjerk is so proud Singh is handling over bags of billions for false promises;
some border on pure fantasy.

"We will help you win a United Nation Security Seat" -  Obama

"W ...

Were you jealous that Pakistan is in sh1ts

Where is your Paki pride Kbay

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Post time 2010-12-8 13:30:49 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Kbay at 2010-12-8 13:18

The Pak government has long been a family business.
Fooking corrupt beyond repair!   

Pak's only 3rd leg keeping the country above the waterline is its Army.

I think it is time for ...

some people who are actually suitable for responsible positions to govern instead of  those Bnches of Sandn1ggas.

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Post time 2010-12-8 14:37:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Kbay at 2010-12-8 10:51 AM


Poofboy, you still think India will get the UNSC seat?      

tell you what....

kiss my arse and I'll post a few good threads to support your India's claimant.....  

We don't want to be a UNSC member anytime soon

You said the same thing that we can't enter NSG

When US kicked your azz you complied like a faithful lackey

Now we have the nuclear deal........UNSC ain't any far about 20 or 30 years with the world's second largest economy and a per capital GDP of 8,000$ and a world that has 2 billion Indians spread all over the world in a overall population of 7 billion. The country which has 45% of world's youth in a about 15 years. We are a force to reckon with

Kiss my arzz Paki's

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