Indo-French nuclear deal signed
Leaving behind the 34 year old nuclear apartheid, India and France on Tuesday signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement that covers supply of reactors and atomic fuel. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to finalise agreements with other European partners too on civil nuclear cooperation.
France is the first country to open nuclear commerce with India after the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) granted a waiver to New Delhi on September 6. The Indo-US nuclear deal is awaiting Congressional nod and an agreement on it between the two countries is expected to be inked soon.