On 20 October, Visiting French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and his Indian counterpart, SM Krishna agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the nuclear energy sector and said the safety of power plants was the top priority. The Indian government plans to build a 9,900-megawatt nuclear plant near Jaitapur in the western state of Maharashtra with technical assistance from the French energy company Areva. The project was delayed after protests broke out against the plant in March fo...

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