From the first glimpses of it, the “Russian-Indian nuclear agreement”:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091&sid=aiepQLfHzBw4&refer=india is just for construction of additional units at Kudankulam. “Four of them”:http://www.rosatom.com/en/news/13021_05.12.2008. As expected. As I noted before, they’ve been “readying the construction site”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1694/on-your-mark-get-set for quite some time. Meh.
What I am curious about is whether they’ve discussed “India’s participation in the Angarsk IUEC”:http://www.rosatom.com/en/news/6781_31.10.2007 again.
Also, “press reports aside”:http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/05/stories/2008120556341500.htm, Medvedev’s “comment on Russian plans to lease a nuclear-powered sub to the Indians”:http://www.kremlin.ru/eng/speeches/2008/12/04/0928_type82916_210105.shtml is crafty. (I like this part in particular: _”These projects are costly, because they require lots of money.”_ Check out the video.) He doesn’t even answer whether the “ill-fated Nerpa”:http://www.totalwonkerr.net/1765/was-it-the-ins-chakra is indeed the INS Chakra (“is it?”:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/PoliticsNation/As_Medvedev_visits_India_confusion_on_nuclear_submarine_deal/articleshow/3791903.cms).