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  • India calls for international action to strengthen nuclear security November 4, 2014

    United Nations: Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material. "There is widespread recognition that the threat of nuclear terrorism is one of the pressing challenges facing...
  • Australia uranium to be used in reactors under IAEA safeguards: India September 6, 2014

    Rawatbhata: A day after it signed nuclear cooperation deal with Australia, India on Saturday said that it will used the fuel procured through this deal for reactors that are under the UN watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Ratan Kumar Sinha said that Australian...
  • Atomic export group to discuss ties with nucleararmed India June 24, 2014

    Vienna: An influential world body that controls nuclear exports will address the sensitive issue of closer ties with India which is outside the nuclear NonProliferation Treaty at an annual meeting this week, a draft agenda obtained by Reuters showed. The United States, Britain and others have argued that nucleararmed...
  • IAEA to get more access to India's nuclear programme June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: India said on Monday it was ratifying an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to expand oversight of its civilian nuclear programme, in a move aimed at unblocking a major nuclear partnership with the United States. The ratification sends a strong signal that Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
  • India welcomes deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme November 24, 2013

    India, on Sunday, welcomed the prospect of resolution of issues related to Iran's controversial nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy after Tehran agreed to curb it under a deal with six world power. "India welcomes the prospect of resolving questions related to Iran's nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy," official spokesperson...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear plant to begin commercial operation soon: AEC September 18, 2013

    The Kudankulam Nuclear power plant is expected to begin commercial operation soon and its second unit is at an advanced stage of commissioning, Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman Ratan Kumar Sinha said on Wednesday. Addressing the 57th general conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, he said India is...
  • 'IAEA review of Indian nuclear regulator after recast' March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to instill confidence in burgeoning atomic power sector, India is planning to ask the IAEA to conduct a peer review of its nuclear regulatory system after it is recast. The Atomic Energy Commission is preparing to invite the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service...
  • Nuclear power vital for India's growth: IAEA March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Amidst opposition to nuclear power in the country, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said nuclear energy is vital for India's growth. "Nuclear power can help to improve energy security. For rapidly developing economy such as India, it (nuclear energy) can make a vitally important contribution to...
  • IAEA, Iran end nuclear talks in Tehran, outcome awaited February 14, 2013

    Dubai: The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran ended a day of talks in Tehran on February 13, Iranian media reported, and Press TV state television said results were expected to be announced soon. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had hoped to bridge persistent differences with Iran preventing the Viennabased UN...
  • Iran suggests progress, but no deal, in UN atom talks February 14, 2013

    Dubai: Iran indicated that some progress was made in talks with the UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, but that the two sides again failed to finalise an elusive framework deal over the Islamic state's disputed atomic activity. Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ali Asghar Soltanieh, said a...
  • Defiant Iran plans to speed up nuclear fuel work February 1, 2013

    Vienna: Iran has announced plans to install and operate advanced uranium enrichment machines, in what would be a technological leap allowing it to significantly speed up activity the West fears could be put to developing a nuclear weapon. In a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Tehran said it would...
  • Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks December 19, 2012

    Dubai: Iran will not stop highergrade uranium enrichment in response to external demands; its top nuclear energy official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signalling a tough bargaining stance ahead of planned new talks with world powers. The West wants Iran to halt enrichment of uranium to a fissile concentration of...
  • US asks India to consult IAEA on nuclear liability law December 2, 2012

    Washington: To enter the international mainstream civil nuclear commerce, a top US official has said India should consult International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on its nuclear liability law as a means to ensure the objective. "While we understand that India's law is currently being examined by the courts, we believe that...
  • Iran ready to double nuclear work in bunker: IAEA November 17, 2012

    Vienna: Iran is set to sharply expand its uranium enrichment in an underground site after installing all the centrifuges it was built for, a UN nuclear report showed on Friday, a move that could increase Western alarm about Tehran's nuclear course. The latest quarterly International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran...
  • IAEA completes safety review of Rajasthan nuclear plant November 15, 2012

    Mumbai: A team of global nuclear experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Wednesday completed a 16day review of the safety practices at the Rajasthan Atomic Power Stationunits 3 and 4 in Rawatbhata. The team, comprising experts from IAEA, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia and Slovenia,...
  • Chennai: Protests against IAEA team's visit October 29, 2012

    Chennai: Antinuclear activists in Chennai on Monday morning laid siege to the state secretariat, demonstrating against the India visit by a team from the international watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Activists showed black flags and banners to decry the atomic inspectors' visit. The inspectors have been invited by the Centre...
  • Iran says ready for nuclear flexibility October 14, 2012

    Tehran: Iran is ready to show flexibility at nuclear talks to ease Western concerns over its contentious nuclear program, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, as tensions rise in the standoff between the Islamic Republic, Israel and the West. The remarks by Ramin Mehmanparast, published by the official IRNA news...
  • Iran would need 2-4 months to amass N-bomb: Report October 9, 2012

    Vienna: Iran would currently need at least two to four months to produce enough weapons-grade uranium for one nuclear bomb, and additional time to make the device itself, a US security institute said on Monday. Estimates of how quickly Iran could enrich its uranium to the fissile level required for...
  • IAEA renews pressure on Iran after 'terrorist' outburst September 18, 2012

    Vienna: The UN nuclear agency pressed Iran on Tuesday to address concerns about suspected bomb research, saying it was ready for talks soon and avoiding any mention of Tehran's allegation that "terrorists" may have infiltrated the Viennabased watchdog. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issued a statement on a meeting between...
  • Iran doubles underground nuclear capacity: IAEA August 31, 2012

    Vienna: Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a UN report said on Thursday, showing Tehran has continued to expand its nuclear programme despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack. As Israeli politicians increased their talk of air strikes on...
  • Iran doubles underground nuclear capacity: UN August 31, 2012

    Vienna: Iran has doubled the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it has in an underground bunker, a UN report said on Thursday, showing Tehran has continued to expand its nuclear programme despite Western pressure and the threat of an Israeli attack. As Israeli politicians increased their talk of air strikes on...
  • Iran should fully cooperate with IAEA: India March 22, 2012

    United Nations: India on Wednesday said Iran should fully cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency with a view to restoring confidence of the international community that its nuclear programme is peaceful in nature. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri said India has "consistently supported" the right...
  • 'Significant' nuclear growth seen in India: IAEA March 17, 2012

    Vienna: Global use of nuclear energy could increase by as much as 100 per cent in the next two decades on the back of growth in Asia, even though groundbreakings for new reactors fell last year after the Fukushima disaster, a UN report says. The report by the International Atomic Energy...
  • IAEA meet on Iran in Vienna today March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The international nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, will be meeting on Monday in Vienna in order to discuss Iran and its continued defiance of the West sanctions in promoting its nuclear programme. An IAEA team was recently denied access to specific nuclear areas in Iran. The resolution on Monday is likely...
  • IAEA worried about 'activities' at Iran site March 1, 2012

    Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog believes unspecified "activities" may be taking place at Iran's Parchin military facility that make its request to visit the site more urgent, Western diplomats said on Wednesday. It was unclear whether the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) thought Iran might be trying to clean the site...
  • N Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities: US March 1, 2012

    Washington: North Korea has agreed to suspend its nuclear activities and accepted a moratorium on longrange missile launches, the US announced on Wednesday, following breakthrough in talks with Pyongyang. "To improve the atmosphere for dialogue and demonstrate its commitment to denuclearization, the DPRK has agreed to implement a moratorium on longrange...
  • Nuclear talks with Iran failed: UN watchdog February 22, 2012

    Vienna: The UN nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday it had failed to secure an agreement with Iran during two days of talks over disputed atomic activities and that the Islamic Republic had rejected a request to visit a key military site. In the second such trip in less than a month,...
  • IAEA completes Kudankulam inspection February 21, 2012

    Chennai: A twomember International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team completed the annual inspection of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) on Tuesday, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL). "The IAEA team went in around 8.30 am on Monday and completed the job around 1...
  • UN inspectors arrive in Iran for nuclear talks February 21, 2012

    Tehran: Senior UN inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday to push for transparency about its disputed nuclear program and several European states halted purchases of Iranian oil as part of Western moves to pile pressure on a defiant Tehran. Iran denies Western accusations that it is covertly seeking the means to...
  • Top UN inspectors in Iran for crunch nuclear talks February 20, 2012

    Tehran: Senior UN inspectors arrived in Iran on Monday to push for transparency about its disputed nuclear programme, a day after Tehran responded defiantly to tightened EU sanctions by halting oil sales to British and French companies. Iran denies Western allegations that it is covertly seeking the means to build nuclear...