Sarkozy trade coup as India buys nuclear reactors

India has signed a deal to buy nuclear reactors off France, following talks between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by the two leaders. Mr Sarkozy is on a four-day official visit, joined by his defence, foreign and finance ministers and about 60 business leaders. Indian media reports that wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, asked for a son during a blessing at a shrine. Under the civil nuclear deal, two French reactors worth £6.3bn ($10bn) are expected to be built at Jaitapur in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.Monday’s agreement was signed by the heads of French state-controlled nuclear group Areva and India’s Nuclear Power Corporation. India has 22 nuclear reactors and is seeking to expand its energy sector, opening up a market estimated at £90bn over 15 years. India has signed a deal to buy nuclear reactors off France, following talks between President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi.

The agreement was signed at a ceremony attended by the two leaders. Mr Sarkozy is on a four-day official visit, joined by his defence, foreign and finance ministers and about 60 business leaders. Indian media reports that wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, asked for a son during a blessing at a shrine.

Under the civil nuclear deal, two French reactors worth £6.3bn ($10bn) are expected to be built at Jaitapur in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Monday’s agreement was signed by the heads of French state-controlled nuclear group Areva and India’s Nuclear Power Corporation. India has 22 nuclear reactors and is seeking to expand its energy sector, opening up a market estimated at £90bn over 15 years – BBCNews