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The United States has assured India that it will remain committed to bolstering bilateral nuclear cooperating with the country and further wants to construct six nuclear power plants in India.

According to Dawn news reports, the US has reiterated this assurance in the joint statement which was issued after the ninth round of India-US strategic security dialogues took place in Washington DC on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale and his US counterpart Andrea Thompson, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

The joint statement stated, “They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India.” However, it offered no further details over the nuclear power plant project in India.

The statement added both sides exchanged their views on a wide range of the non-proliferation challenges and global security and “reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors”.

Washington has also “reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group”.

Also, read: https://www.theindianwire.com/world/india-us-reaffirm-commitment-work-together-prevent-weapon-growth-110335/

India and the US on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to work together to prevent the “proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as well as to deny the access of such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors”.

The MEA said, “They committed to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the establishment of six US nuclear power plants in India.”

 

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