South Korea offers Manmohan nuclear reactors

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    NEW DELHI: Signalling an end to the Fukushima gloom that overhung the global nuclear sector, South Korea has offered to build nuclear reactors in India and sought land for the project. The move is significant on another count too - it indicates a renewed interest in the Indian nuclear power sector with the impending resolution of the Kudankulam crisis.

    New Delhi, in turn, is likely to launch Korean satellites , adding South Korea to a clientele that includes Israel , Switzerland, the Netherlands and Algeria. Emerging from talks with president Lee Myung-bak in Seoul, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "India has offered to launch Korean satellites on Indian space launch vehicles."

    A joint statement said, "The two leaders proposed that the concerned agencies of both countries study the possible cooperation in future space activities, including launching a nano-satellite developed by Korean students on an Indian launch vehicle."


    Korea, in many ways, rewrote nuclear history a few years ago by winning a contract to build reactors in the UAE, undercutting French giant Areva. Given the delays in working out a nuclear deal with Japan, which is holding up deals with France among others, some quarters in India feel Korean reactors could be the answer.

    India has supported the South on the issue of North Korea, weighing in against Pyongyang's plans to launch an "application satellite" .

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...han-nuclear-reactors/articleshow/12410016.cms
     
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  3. JAYRAM

    JAYRAM 2 STRIKE CORPS Senior Member

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    Koreans are already in big projects in India..So its time for some rest for the japanese in India..
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    And India offers space launch for Korean satellites..win-win.
     
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    nitesh Mob Control Manager Stars and Ambassadors

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    Good to see MMS standing behind POSCO project, we cna get reactors and assured fuel supply plus we can ask tehm to supply us fuel too. And inturn we launch the sats, there was news the Korea was interested in geting involved with our big guns projects too. Any update in that regard?
     

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