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Russia is building two reactors of 1,200 MW each at Rooppur in Bangladesh and India has expressed its keenness to join the project. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally launched the main construction work of the Rooppur plant. It is the country’s first nuclear power plant. As it is not a member of the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), India cannot directly take part in the construction of nuclear power plants but has individual agreements with Bangladesh and Russia . In December 2014, India and Russia signed the “Strategic Vision for Strengthening Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy”, which allows the two sides to “explore opportunities for sourcing materials, equipment and services from Indian industry for the construction of Russian-designed nuclear power plants in third countries”. “India has experience in installation of reactors. It can provide some training [to Bangladesh],” the official said.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 146 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] BILATERAL 4) INDIA IRAN Iran inaugurates Chabahar port India said the construction of the Chabahar port in Iran will contribute to regional trade and provide Afghanistan with “alternate access” to global markets, after the inauguration of the first phase of the Shahid Beheshti Port in the Sistan-Baluchestan province by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The port, whose new extension will take its capacity from 2.5 million tonnes to 8 million tonnes of cargo a year, is seen as an important route for India and Afghanistan to bypass obstacles posed by Pakistan for trade on the direct route. It is also seen as a feeder port to the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) to Russia as well as land route to Central Asia . It is also seen as a rival to the Chinese-built Gwadar port off Pakistan , about 80 km away, which is a critical link in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. India has committed $500 million to building two berths at Chabahar to process trade and develop an economic zone around them, as well as $1.6 billion for a 650-km rail link from Chabahar to Zahedan and into Afghanistan . The project is one of the rare projects in Iran, countenanced by the U.S., which has otherwise tightened restrictions on entities connected to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC). The IRGC-affiliated Khatam al-Anbia company is completing the current construction at Chabahar at a cost of $340 million.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 147 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] The extension includes five new piers, two of them for containers allowing cargo vessels of up to 100,000-tonne captaincy to dock.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 148 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] BILATERAL 5) INDIA MALDIVES India silent on Maldives, China FTA India maintained cautious silence on the free trade agreement that the Maldives signed with China.
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