US, India agree to set up six US nuclear power plants in India
Washington : The United States and India have agreed to boost their security and civil nuclear cooperation, the two countries will jointly be setting up six US nuclear power plants in India.
The agreement came after two days of talks in Washington. The United States under President Donald Trump has been looking to sell more energy products to India, the world's third-biggest buyer of oil.
"They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India," the joint statement said.
Not much details have been revealed about the nuclear plants.
The talks were in place for over a decade now. The agreement to build the reactors, announced in 2016, followed on from a US-India civil nuclear agreement signed in 2008. India plans to triple its nuclear capacity by 2024 to wean Asia's third-largest economy off polluting fossil fuels.
Last October, India and Russia signed a pact to build six more nuclear reactors at a new site in India following summit talks between their leaders in New Delhi.