PM favours peaceful use of nuclear energy

Mumbai, Nov 15 | Updated: Nov 16 2005, 05:30am hrs
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asserted India was keen on establishing an environment that was conducive to international cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy, without compromising countrys national policy of maintaining the integrity and strategic requirement.

In his speech at the 16th annual conference of the Indian nuclear society here at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (Barc), Dr Singh said India must create the space for a quantum jump in nuclear energy production in coming years. However, he made it clear that it would be done without constraining strategic and R&D related aspects of the countrys nuclear programme.