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Q. Importance of nuclear deal with Japan: Discuss the importance of upcoming nuclear agreement with Japan.
Oct 05, 2016 Related to : GS Paper-2

Ans :


In last few years India has signed the civil nuclear cooperation agreements with 11 countries, including Russia, America, Canada, South Korea etc. It is anticipated that the nuclear agreement between India and Japan which has been under discussion since 2008 has been finalised and it will signed when Prime Minister of India visits to Japan later in this year. Though India has signed such deal with several countries, but upcoming agreement with Japan is considered as most significant.

Why it so important?

  • Japan is the only country in the world which has been victim of nuclear attack, hence its decision to seal the deal with non-signatory country India is most significant aspect of the deal.
  • The agreement indicates importance it accords to relations with India and it would convey the message of trust nuclear supplier group members, the group where India wants admission.
  •  Japanese technology and safety parameters in nuclear energy are widely considered to be cutting-edge, and many critical parts needed for Indian reactors are made by Japanese manufacturers. It will available to India once both countries signs agreement.
  • Though India has even considered trying to manufacture many critical parts locally, there won’t be alternatives to Japan for several years.
  • Though India has supply of various aspects nuclear energy by other countries, but the agreement with Japan will have both symbolic and strategic win for India. And it will enhance the India’s capacity in civil nuclear energy production.


India and Japan share many multilateral platforms, including membership of the G-4 group that is knocking at the UN Security Council’s door for reform. Civil nuclear agreement with Japan has multilateral importance to India. It not only boosts India’s NSG aspiration, but also it will enhance civil nuclear energy generation in India.

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