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Govt unveils safeguards agreement text

Govt unveils safeguards agreement text
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First Published: Thu, Jul 10 2008. 12 54 PM IST

Updated: Thu, Jul 10 2008. 12 54 PM IST
New Delhi: The government on 10 July unveiled the draft of the safeguards agreement with the IAEA.
The draft agreement envisages support for Indian effort to develop a strategic reserve of nuclear fuel to guard against any disruption of supply over the life time of India’s reactors.
The draft also states that India may take corrective measures to ensure uninterrupted operation of its civilian nuclear reactors in the event of disruption of foreign fuel supplies.
Read full text of the draft agreement here
“India undertakes that none of the items produced in the safeguarded facilities shall be used for the manufacture of any nuclear weapon or to further any other military purpose. Such items shall be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not be used for the manufacture of any nuclear explosive device,” the draft says.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from Japan after attending the G-8 summit. He had met US President George W Bush on the sidelines of the summit and discussed progress on the Indo-US nuclear deal.
(with Agency inputs)
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First Published: Thu, Jul 10 2008. 12 54 PM IST