Scientific collaboration with Brazil in progress: Kakodkar

March 24th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by admin  

Pratibha Patil

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, Anil Kakodkar said on Monday after returning from Brazil that Indian Department of Atomic Energy is in process of evolving scientific collaborations with Brazil.

“We are trying to evolve collaboration with scientists in Brazil and this trip was about getting to know them and to enable future interactions between the experts,” Kakodkar told the news agency.

Last year, a high-level Brazilian scientific delegation visited India.

Without giving out much details of the number of proposals being prepared in this regard, Kakodkar said, “it was a goodwill visit.”

The delegation included S Banerjee, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research, Chairman, Nuclear Fuel Complex Board and Director Technical of Nuclear Power Corporation S A Bharadwaj, Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex R N Jairaj, and Group Director Reactor design and development Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) R K Sinha.

According to the members of the delegation, proposals have been prepared and are expected to get finalised within two weeks.

Delegation members added President Pratibha Patil is expected to visit Brazil next month and the proposals would be ready by then. (ANI)

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