India, Australia sign landmark civil nuclear deal
- After 2 years of negotiations India and Australia finally inked civil nuclear agreement
- Now energy starved India will be be able to take Uranium from Canberra
- The nuclear pact was signed after PM Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart in the national capital
- Modi termed it as a "historic milestone" in bilateral relationship
- "It is a reflection of a new level of mutual trust and confidence in our relationship and will open a new chapter in our bilateral cooperation. It will support India's efforts to fuel its growth with clean energy and minimise the carbon footprint of its growth," he said at a joint press briefing with Abbott.
- While, Abbott termed the day as "remarkable" for him as well as for Indo-Aus ties
- They pact also mentioned that there will be no illeagal use of uranium supplied
- "India has an absolutely impeccable non-proliferation record and India has been a model international citizen," said Abbott
- Later PMO India posted on Twitter: "India has an absolutely impeccable non-proliferation record and India has been a model international citizen."