Nuclear power programme

Hurdles ahead

Print edition : February 20, 2015

President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on March 2, 2006, after India and the U.S. hammered out an understanding on the separation of India's civilian and military nuclear facilities, Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS 3 and 4) in Maharashtra run by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

An impasse in India expanding its nuclear power programme following the deal with the U.S., which came into force in 2008, has been resolved thanks mainly to the creation of an insurance pool to cover liability, but there still remains a big gap between the cup and the lip.

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