India takes lead in delivering equipment to France for ITER research project

New Delhi: India has taken a lead over others nations in delivering equipment to France for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research project which is aimed at generating energy through nuclear fusion.

ITER-India project director Sirish Deshpande said, of the total shipping load delivered so far, almost 40 per cent of load has come from India . India is one of the seven member entities including China, USA, Russia, Japan, South Korea and the European Union for the ITER, which is coming up in southern France.

While talking on the sidelines of the 27th International Atomic Energy Agency’s Fusion Energy Conference being organised in Gandhinagar on Monday, Deshpande said that ITER is a large-scale scientific experiment that aims to demonstrate that it is possible to produce commercial energy from fusion.

For the first time in India, nuclear scientists, researchers and physicists from over 40 countries came together under one roof to explore new avenues in energy generation through nuclear fusion technology.

India is one of the seven member entities including China, USA, Russia, Japan, South Korea and the European Union for the ITER, which is coming up in southern France.

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