Is it right to ask India to bring fast breeder reactors under safeguards?

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Is it right to ask India to bring fast breeder reactors under safeguards?

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In the case of India, fast breeder reactors occupy a very important place. We have a long-term commitment to use thorium. And our breeder reactors have used our own designs and our own unsafeguarded plutonium [as fuel]. So we see no logic in the argument to bring fast breeder reactors under safeguards. Now when these reactors use safeguarded plutonium from safeguarded enriched uranium or natural uranium, such reactors can be put under safeguards. Then there are other areas of difficulties that have arisen from what is considered as safeguards in perpetuity. Could you elaborate?

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