Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, have agreed the construction of 12 nuclear reactors in India over 20 years, according to the agreement signed this Thursday in nuclear cooperation.
“We have outlined an ambitious vision on nuclear energy, with at least 12 new reactors,” Modi said on the framework of the summit, held to expand economic relations between the two countries.
Currently, a thousand megawatt reactor made in Russia already operates in the station, in Kudankulam, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and it is expected that a second reactor becomes operational from 2015.
At the moment, the Indian authorities have confirmed the construction of six nuclear plants in Kudankulam, and six other more but without determining an exact date.
In addition to the nuclear agreements, Moscow and New Delhi explore other covenants on oil exploitation, infrastructure construction and supply of military aircraft.