IAEA DG Rafael Mariano Grossi praises India’s progress in nuclear science and technology
On Monday, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and commended India’s impeccable record as a responsible nuclear power.
Grossi acknowledged India’s global leadership role in civil nuclear applications for societal benefits. He praised India’s progress in nuclear science and technology, particularly highlighting the development and deployment of indigenous nuclear power plants.
PM Modi on his part stressed India’s enduring commitment to safe and secure use of atomic energy for peace and development.
PM Modi shared India’s ambitious goals to enhance the share of environmentally friendly nuclear power generation capacity as part country’s energy mix.
This includes the remarkable progress that India has made in utilizing nuclear technology to address the challenges faced by humankind, including those related to health, food, water treatment, plastic pollution, and climate change.
Views were also exchanged on expanding the role of nuclear energy in meeting net zero commitments, including through small modular reactors and micro-reactors.
Grossi conveyed his admiration for the outstanding partnership between the IAEA and India.
He commended India for its training and capacity-building programs that has helped many countries.
Both sides agreed to explore avenues of cooperation between India and the IAEA for extending civil nuclear technology applications in the Global South.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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