India to Mine Uranium in Mongolia


"Mongolia invited Indian participation in its uranium mining sector. . ."

India and Mongolia on Wednesday decided to operationalize their pact on civil nuclear cooperation by assisting in capacity creation for Ulan Bator's nuclear sector and considering the manner in which India would begin uranium mining in Mongolia.

At the second meeting of the India-Mongolia Joint Committee on Cooperation jointly chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur and Mongolian Minister of Education & Science Yondongiin Otgonbayar, Mongolia invited Indian participation in its uranium mining sector including through joint ventures and investment. Mongolia also welcomed Indian participation in the mining of coal, coking coal and other minerals in Mongolia.

India offered a short course on radiography for Mongolian personnel at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai and assistance to set up a regulatory and radiation protection framework in Mongolia.

Both countries had signed the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of peaceful use of radioactive minerals & nuclear energy during Mongolian President's visit in September last year. Both sides also decided to update bilateral ties to the level of a "comprehensive partnership."

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