Pakistan to Get Two More Chinese Nuclear Reactors
From The News
China is well on track to firm up the sale of two more nuclear reactors to Pakistan, raising serious concerns in India which has conveyed its objections to China as well as the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
The deal in question will constitute the first foreign sale of China’s indigenous 1,100 MW nuclear reactor series called ACP 1000 which is set to be a major technological advance for Beijing, according to The Financial Express.
The project, which is to be located off Karachi (KANNUP 2 and 3), is valued at about $9.6 billion. Although there has been talk of this in the past year, concern levels rose in New Delhi after reports that the China National Nuclear Corporation Ltd had signed some initial commercial contracts with the Pakistani authorities.
It has been learnt that India raised the matter with China in the last few months in high level official meetings and even escalated it to a political level, pointing out to the incongruity of this prospective sale with China’s own international commitments as a NPT member as well as within the NSG, reported the paper.
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