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Japan greenlights nuclear deal with India

In first, country outside nonproliferation treaty will get Japanese tech

The Tarapur power station, located near Boisar in the Thane District of Maharashtra, is one of India's oldest nuclear facilities.

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling party on Wednesday pushed a nuclear cooperation deal with India through the upper house of parliament, clearing the way for Japanese exports of materials and technology to the South Asian country. 

The deal is contentious because India has not signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or NPT. The accord prohibits countries from possessing nuclear weapons and related technology, except for five nuclear states -- the U.S., Russia, the U.K., France and China. 

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