New Delhi: In the midst of the run-up to the French presidential elections, France has been in dialogue with India to clarify issues relating to the nuclear liability law, and is waiting for New Delhi to establish the legal framework before signing commercial contracts for setting up atomic reactors.
Last month, French nuclear experts had come to India and held talks with Indian experts to clarify issues relating to the nuclear liability regime which imposes an onerous burden on foreign suppliers of nuclear equipment in case of an accident.
Informed sources said as liability rules are still pending in Parliament, France will wait for India to complete its due process and establish the legal framework for facilitating nuclear business.
France's nuclear safety authority has also independently conducted a review of European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) in light of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan last year and has shared the findings with India. The EPRs, France has assured, are perfectly safe....more
02:58 AM, Apr 06, 2012