US-India trade mission set for January

09 December 2008

The US nuclear trade mission to India has been rescheduled for January 2009. Put together by the US-India Business Council and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and certified by the Department of Commerce, it will likely number more than 40 executives from 30 firms. The group was originally meant to visit India in November, but this was cancelled after the Mumbai attacks to be reconvened with little publicity. Organisers did not reveal many details to World Nuclear News other than this is the fourth nuclear trade mission to India - and the third involving the NEI - although the first since India joined the nuclear mainstream and the US-India cooperation deal was completed. The group will meet with Indian government officials, Lisa Steward of the NEI told WNN: "We want to be able to communicate with the individuals that helped make the agreement go forward." She added that the group would also liaise closely with the incoming administration of president-elect Barack Obama in coming months.