India, Canada Discuss Civil-Nuclear Cooperation

[New Delhi] India, Canada Discuss Civil-Nuclear Cooperation
India and Canada have discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including the civil-nuclear cooperation
The discussion was held during a meeting between Union minister Jitendra Singh and visiting Canada Minister for Natural Resources, James Gordon Carr, here yesterday.
As a country with large energy requirements, India looks forward to promoting nuclear energy production at a significant scale and the two nations can jointly work to achieve this, said Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office.
He referred to a common technological base of Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) in which India and Canada are global leaders and it is an area offering opportunity of potential bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Singh referred to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Canada in April 2015 during which a long term uranium procurement contract was signed by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India with the Canadian Uranium producer CAMECO.
Thereafter, the first consignment of Canadian uranium reached India in December 2015 and the second consignment is expected by November this year,
Carr said that he looks forward to greater growth in Indo-Canadian cooperation during the years ahead. He also extended invitation to Singh to visit Canada at a time of his convenience.