PM condoles Japan tragedy, says Indian nuclear plants safe

Posted By: Biswajeet Panda
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Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Mar 14: On behalf of the entire Indian population, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, has offered his deepest condolence to the people of tsunami-hit Japan. The PM was addressing the parliament on the tsunami and the subsequent devastation in Japan.

Dr Singh also informed that his government is in constant touch with their counterpart in Japan and is ready to offer any assistance in the supply of relief material.

India has already sent a plane carrying blankets to be supplied as relief to the people displaced by the earthquake and the consequent tsunami in Japan.

Dr Singh also assured that Indian nuclear sites are safe and well-equipped to handle Japan-like situations. He reiterated that the Indian nuclear sites have withstood the shocks of earthquake and as such there is no impending danger of any calamity in the event of India being hit by a natural disaster.

India has 20 nuclear power projects.

Japan is witnessing a lot of devastation, first due to the earthquake that triggered a tsunami, which swept off the entire north-eastern coast of the country. Nearly 10,000 are expected to have succumbed to the catastrophe. If that wasn't enough, there have several other aftershocks and also there are reports of a volcano eruption in the country.

Japan is also in the midst of its worst crisis since the World War II. Explosions at two of its major nuclear plants has affected thousands while many other are still at the risk of being infected by the radiations.

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