The India-US nuclear cooperation agreement was signed in 2008, under which US-based Westinghouse and GE Hitachi were to build six power reactors each in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
The official however, did not respond to questions on the BRICS statement that named Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e- Mohammed as among terrorist groups creating problems in regional security.
North Korea claimed yesterday it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb meant to be loaded onto an intercontinental ballistic missile. It was Pyongyang's sixth, and the most powerful nuclear test, which was set to raise tension in the region.
An article published in the July-August issue of the digital journal- After Midnight has also claimed that India is now developing a missile which can target all of China from its bases in South India.
Confirming the missile launch, the US Pacific Command said that its systems "detected and tracked" what it assessed was a North Korean missile launch at 11:42 AM (Hawaii time) on April 4.
South Korea's defence ministry said the missile had flown some 60 kilometres (about 40 miles).
Indian state refiners will cut oil imports from Iran in 2017/18 by a fifth, as New Delhi takes a more assertive stance over an impasse on a giant gas field that it wants awarded to an Indian consortium, sources familiar with the matter said.
Three of the four missiles came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone, representing a challenge to US President Donald Trump.
India and China had "open and useful" exchanges on Afghanistan, counter-terrorism and nuclear issues during their recent Strategic Dialogue and felt talks should continue in cases where they failed to find a common ground, the External Affairs Ministry said today.
Iran's top four Asian buyers - China, India, South Korea and Japan - imported 1.64 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up 67.6 percent on a year earlier, government and ship-tracking data showed.
Such a move would leave Toshiba's US-based Westinghouse focused on the much narrower field of nuclear reactors and services, rather than civil engineering for nuclear power plants, or their construction, the sources said.
President-elect Donald Trump has assured Americans that North Korea will not test an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the US even as he criticised China for failing to help rein in its reclusive ally's nuclear ambitions.
Supported by a mobile launcher, the surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Dr Abdul Kalam Island, formerly known as Wheeler Island, at about 11.55 hours, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) sources said.
The troubled company's stock plummeted as much as 25.55 per cent at one point -- virtually the maximum fall permitted for the day -- before paring losses to close 16.97 per cent down at 258.7 yen.
China hopes for better ties with India in 2017 by resolving differences over India's admission into elite Nuclear Suppliers Group and listing of JeM chief Masood Azhar as terrorist by the UN as the two nations signed off their most engaging year bogged down by the twin issues.
India today successfully test-fired Agni-V, its most lethal nuclear-capable, inter-continental ballistic missile that has a range of over 5,000 km covering whole of China, from Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast.
The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 AM from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island), defence officials said.
The agreement was signed today by Sekhar Basu, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), and CERN Director General Dr Fabiola Gianotti at the DAE's office here.
Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency referred to last week's IAEA finding that Iran overstepped limits on the amount of heavy water it is allowed to possess for the second time since the agreement's implementation in January.
Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear accord on Friday, opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technologies for nuclear power production, as India looks to atomic energy to sustain its rapid economic growth.
The two countries had reached a broad agreement for cooperation in civil nuclear energy sector during Japanese Prime Minister Shiozo Abe's visit to India in December last year, but the deal was yet to be signed as some issues were yet to be worked out.
The two countries had sealed a broad agreement for cooperation in civil nuclear energy during Japanese Prime Minister Shiozo Abe's visit here last December but the final deal was yet to be signed as certain technical and legal issues were to be thrashed out.
India and China today held "substantive and constructive" discussions on India's bid for NSG membership during the second round of talks between their top nuclear experts in Beijing.
Even as China has indicated its unwillingness to support India's attempt to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the country will still go ahead with its plans to have 63,000 MW of nuclear capacity by 2032.
Sources today said the deal was struck during the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 15 on the sidelines of the BRICS meet in Goa.