OREANDA-NEWS. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a summit in Vladivostok will discuss the issue of a site for the construction of a second nuclear power plant in India with Russian support. This was announced on Wednesday by Roman Babushkin, adviser to the Russian Embassy in India, to Russian journalists in New Delhi.

"As for the second platform, we really touch upon this issue regularly. It is in our mutual interests. We expect this topic to be part of the discussions at the upcoming summit in Vladivostok between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi", said Babushkin, answering a question from the Russian media at a press conference in the Russian embassy on the upcoming Putin and Modi summit in Vladivostok in September.

"The cooperation between Russia and India in the field of peaceful atom has a long and successful history. Russia remains the only foreign country that in practice implements the agreements reached in India on the creation of nuclear power capacities. At present, we are talking about six reactors being built at the site Kudankulam. Two reactors are already operating, work is underway on two others to implement the relevant agreements. Another two - fifth and sixth - agreements are in the process of being reached", Teal diplomat.

Kudankulam NPP is being built with Russian assistance in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu in accordance with the 1988 intergovernmental agreement and its 1998 amendment. India and Russia intend to build six more power units at another site, the place for which should be indicated by the Indian side. Earlier it was reported that the next place for the construction of the station will be discussed at the Russian-Indian Forum, an expert on energy and trade between the two countries said. The Fifth Eastern Economic Forum will be held on Russky Island in Vladivostok on September 4-6, 2019.