India's talks with IAEA progressing satisfactorily: Kakodkar

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New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) India's talks with the IAEA about finalising the agreed text on India-specific safeguards on the nuclear deal with the US are progressing satisfactorily.

''The negotiations are going on well. Discussion are on... they are progressing and moving forward well. Details are being worked out,'' Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar said on the sidelines of the IGNOU convocation here.

Dr Kakodkar, one of the architects of the July 2005 agreement, said all necessary steps are been taken to secure India's national interests.

''The important thing is we have to do the correct job and each issue will be taken up step by step,'' he added.

About the next meeting date, the Atomic Energy Commission chairman said the negotiators will work that out.

''Our negotiators will decide that...,'' he said.

Dr Kakodkar said India is clear that the negotiations are consistent with the understanding made on July 18, 2005 and March, 2006.

So far, four rounds of negotiations have taken place since November last year in readying the text, which was stuck on certain wordings regarding the uninterrupted supply of fuel for civilian nuclear plants and corrective measures in the event of stoppage of fuel.


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