'Pak, a nuke power; India is better'

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'Pak, a nuke power; India is better'
Kolkata, Feb 6: India should prepare for nuclear power assuming Pakistan has nuclear power, said India's Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar on Friday, Feb 6. He was speaking at an interactive session on Perspective on Evolving Nuclear Power Programme in Kolkata.

He also was of the opinion that India need not worry about Pakistan constructing nuclear reactors with foreign help as Indian nuclear reactors are far more advanced than those of Pakistan.

Speaking about Pakistan building reactors, he said, "They are certainly constructing nuclear reactors with foreign help. The point is, we have constructed so many reactors on our own and they are world class. So where is the comparison (with Pakistani reactors)?" said Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India.

The requirement of electricity in the country would be nine to ten times more during the middle of the century than the current times, he said.

The unstable growth of the population and economic growth would increase more demand for electricity in future. He said economic growth and improved quality of life are closely linked with the availability of energy and electricity.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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