India plans to build 11 nuclear reactors with Russia's support

The Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

The Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

Indian ambassador says the joint projects are a part of a roadmap.

India would like to build 11 nuclear reactors with Russia's assistance, Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 16.

“The first reactor has already started to operate. It is generating 1,000 megawatts of electricity,” Saran said. “It was built with Russia's help. Another five will be built. It means that we will have six reactors each with a capacity of 1,000 megawatts.”

Saran said he was convinced that joint projects would help “bring India's energy sector to a new level.”

“We have an agreement with Russia for another site and we will build another six reactors there,” he said, adding that today there was a roadmap covering “many years to come.”

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