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Canada to supply Uranium to India for 5 Years

imageIndia and Canada signed an agreement on Wednesday for supplying uranium to New Delhi for its civilian nuclear programme for five years.

“The agreement on procurement of uranium from Canada for out civilian nuclear power plants launches a new era of bilateral cooperation,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a joint press conference here with his Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper.

“Prime Minister Harper and I are committed to establish a new framework for economic partnership,” he said.

Apart from this, a number of agreements were signed following talks between the two leaders. These are in the areas of civil aviation and space, skill development and higher education. PM Modi also announced that Canadian citizens can now get 10-year visa in India.

“Your visit indicates the strong friendship between Canada and India,” Harper said in his remarks. “This is a growing relationship. Trade potential between our countries is enormous.” (IANS)

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