TOKYO -- Japan and India inked a contentious nuclear cooperation agreement Friday that allows Japan to export its nuclear power plants, along with a separate document stating the Japanese government will suspend cooperation if India carries out nuclear weapons tests.
This is the only such agreement Japan currently has with a country that is a non-signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The agreement was a prerequisite for Japanese companies to export nuclear technology to India, and Tokyo believes the "nullification clause" in the separate document will safeguard its stance on nuclear nonproliferation.
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