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Nuclear power programme on track: Kakodhar

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Hyderabad, Apr 10 (UNI) Expressing confidence that the Indo-US nuclear deal would result in a meaningful cooperation between the two countries, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar today said India's plan for generating 7,200 MW of nuclear power by 2010 was progressing as per schedule.

Talking to reporters here, Dr Kakodkar hoped the nuclear deal will be taken to the logical conclusion.

''Eight reactors are under contruction and the country will be attaining 6,700 MW nuclear power capacity by 2008 and 7,200 MW by 2010,'' he informed.

The country has the potential to create 10,000 MW pressurised heavy water reactors and few hundred thousand MWs of fast breeder rectors, he said.

''India is a nuclear weapon state. We are pursuing a credible nuclear detterant,'' Mr Kakodhar added.

UNI SM AK HT1948

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