Narendra Modi calls Kudankulam Unit-I another historic step in India-Russia ties

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa jointly dedicated the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project's first unit to the country.


The three leaders partook in a video conference from New Delhi, Moscow and Chennai respectively. The fourth point for the conference was the plant site in Tirunelveli where the main function was organised.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa spoke at joint inauguration of Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and said that, "Nuclear power is clean and green power, the dedication of the Kudankulam power plant is a major milestone in Indo-Russian friendship."

"An expert committee was formed to address the concerns of the citizens and based on the report the government of Tamil Nadu agreed to take steps for the early commissioning of the and allocate Rs 500 crore."

Russian President Vladimir Putin then addressed the audience in India.

"It is a big event for our Indian partners and for all of us. The power plant is updated with most modern Russian technologies. It is not just construction and commissioning of the power plant. It is well known that Russia is one of the world leaders in nuclear technology and we are glad to share with our Indian colleagues our technology."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi too addressed the elite audience. He first congratulated Russian President. He said, "Today is indeed a special day. I am particularly grateful to President Putin for his presence at this event."

He further added that, "Kundankulum 1 is an important addition to India's continuing efforts to scale up production of clean energy in India."

"Kudankulam 1 also signals our joint commitment to build pathways of partnership for green growth."

"I have always deeply valued our friendship with Russia & it is fitting that we jointly dedicate Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1."

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