MUMBAI: A fifteen-member high-level delegation of the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG), a wing of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will be coming to India on a four-day visit staring 12 March.
The delegation, headed by INSAG chief Richard Meserve, will visit the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and India’s two 540 megawatt units at Tarapur near here, DAE officials said.
Chairman and managing director of Nuclear Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), S K Jain, said the delegation is visiting the country at the invitation of Indian government, and will discuss several issues on safety of reactors .
“This is a senior advisory group of IAEA and they will interact with the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Dr Anil Kakodkar, Jain and me,” S K Sharma , chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said.
Later on March 15, there will be a colloquium where Meserve will speak on Global Nuclear Renaissance.
US energy secretary Samuel Bodman will be visiting India during the third week of March and meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Petroleum Minister Murli Deora in New Delhi, NPCIL CMD Jain said.
He will also visit Mumbai and meet the DAE and NPCIL officials and may also visit Tarapur, he said.