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USA and India reiterate support for new build

Nuclear Policies

01 September 2016

US-India_Dialogue_Aug_2016_(US_Govt)-48Plans to construct six Westinghouse AP1000s in India have been bolstered by a joint statement issued after a bilateral strategic dialogue yesterday. The two sides also pledged to work towards India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

India and Russia celebrate commissioning of Kudankulam 1

New Nuclear

10 August 2016

Kudankulam 1 inauguration - 48Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin today inaugurated unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. Together with J Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, where the plant is based, the two leaders conducted the inauguration via a video conference.

First criticality for Indian reactor

New Nuclear

11 July 2016

Kudankulam_2_startup_(NPCIL)-48Kudankulam unit 2 has achieved first criticality. India's 22nd nuclear power reactor is expected to be synchronized to the country's southern grid within 30 to 45 days.

Second Kudankulam unit connected to grid

New Nuclear

30 August 2016

Kudankulam 1 and 2  - 48Unit 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu has been connected to the electricity grid. It becomes India's 22nd operating power reactor.

Westinghouse reactors for Kovvada

New Nuclear

28 July 2016

The Indian government is working with Westinghouse to develop a project proposal for the construction of a nuclear power plant at Kovvada, atomic energy minister Jitendra Singh has informed the country's parliament.

Kakrapar investigations continue

Regulation and Safety

04 July 2016

Three cracks have been found in the coolant channel which failed at India's Kakrapar 1, although the reasons for its failure will not be known for some time, the country's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board said in its latest update on the March incident which led to a leak of heavy water.