India and Argentina have signed an agreement for cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, according to Department of Atomic Energy.

Agreement between the Government of India and the Argentine Republic for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy was signed at Vienna by Dr. S. Banerjee, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Dr. Norma Boero, President of the Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA) yesterday.

The agreement was signed on the on the sidelines of the 54th general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, a DAE release said.

“This is an inter-governmental agreement and the scope of cooperation is wide,” Mr. Banerjee told PTI from Vienna today.

“We have lot of commonality and therefore possibilities of exchange of information on operation and maintenance of reactors,” he said.

In addition there could be scope for service assistance to Argentina with the Indian expertise on en-masse coolant replacement of nuclear power reactors, Mr. Banerjee said adding, “We are also looking forward for cooperation in Research and Development (R&D) in various peaceful uses of nuclear energy.”

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