GOA (India) (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on Saturday the second unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) via videoconferencing.
The two leaders also participated in the inauguration of the Kudankulam NPP's units 3 and 4.
The construction of the Kudankulam NPP was initially agreed by the Soviet Union and India back in 1988, but the project was in limbo. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India and Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom launched a much-delayed joint project to build the Kudankulam NPP in 2012. The first unit reached full capacity in July 2014, and is currently India's most powerful reactor with a maximum operating capacity of 1,000 megawatt.