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PM Modi Meets IAEA Chief

IAEA i.e. International Atomic Energy Agency has praised India highly. The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency met PM Modi on Monday and praised India’s nuclear program. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined India’s enduring commitment to the safe use of nuclear energy for peace and development in his meeting with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Grossi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and praised India’s exceptional record as a responsible nuclear power as well as the country’s progress in nuclear science and technology. praised.

According to the PMO, he particularly highlighted the development and deployment of indigenous nuclear power plants. 

At the meeting, Modi shared India’s ambitious goals of increasing the share of environment-friendly nuclear power generation capacity in the energy mix.

The statement said Grossi appreciated India’s global leadership role in civil nuclear applications in the interest of society. 

This includes the remarkable progress made by India in using nuclear technology to address challenges facing humanity, including health, food, water purification, plastic pollution and climate change.

The statement said views were exchanged between them on expanding the role of nuclear energy in meeting ‘net zero’ commitments, including small modular reactors and micro reactors.

Grossi praised the excellent partnership between the IAEA and India. He appreciated India’s training and capacity building programs that have helped many countries.

The statement said both sides agreed to explore possibilities of cooperation between India and the IAEA to expand civil nuclear technology applications in the ‘Global South’. 

Meanwhile, the IAEA Director General also met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

Jaishankar said in a post on social media platform ‘X’, ‘It was nice to meet my friend IAEA Director General Rafael M Grossi today. Congratulated him on his re-appointment. 

Discussed the developmental importance of nuclear energy. Also exchanged views on nuclear non-proliferation and international cooperation. India will always be a strong and reliable partner of the IAEA.

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