India needs to “tweak” its civil nuclear liability law if it wants to attract foreign companies to achieve its ambitious target in atomic power generation, a senior Canadian diplomat has said.

“The way the liability has been framed in the Civil Nuclear Liability Act deviates from the global standards, and if it is not modified, it is hard to see any foreign supplier coming in a big way to India,” Canadian Consul-General Richard Bale told PTI on the sidelines of the Nuclear Summit here. An operator of a nuclear plant will be liable for damages worth up to Rs.1,500 crore.

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