11 December 2014 - Russia is willing to help India build "more than" 20 new nuclear power units, Russian President Vladimir Putin said today following talks in Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A package of intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents was signed on the sidelines of the visit, including on cooperation in the energy, medicine, investment and humanitarian areas.

"We have just signed a document of great significance – the strategic vision for strengthening Indian-Russian cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear power. It contains plans to build over 20 nuclear power units in India, as well as cooperation in building Russia-designed nuclear power stations in third countries, in the joint extraction of natural uranium, production of nuclear fuel and waste elimination. This will lay the foundation for our long-term mutually beneficial cooperation in the nuclear sector," Putin told reporters following the talks.

Source: World Nuclear News