India and the United States have agreed to build Six American nuclear power plants in India, in an effort to leverage bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation.
India and the U.S made the announcement through a joint statement issued at the conclusion of the 9th round of India-US Strategic Security Dialogue, held in Washington DC in March 2019.
India and the U.S also agreed to strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation.
The United States also reaffirmed its strong support of India’s early membership in the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group.
Notably, China has blocked India's pending membership to the elite grouping that seeks to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Earlier, India and the US had signed a historic agreement to cooperate in the civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008. The deal gave a boost to bilateral ties, which have been on an upswing since.
Also, India had signed civil nuclear cooperation agreements with the US, UK, France, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, and South Korea.