India has signed civil nuclear cooperation agreements with France, the United States of America, the Russian Federation, Canada, Argentina, Namibia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Korea. There is a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Kingdom. Discussions have been held with Japan, Australia and Sri Lanka.
Three rounds of formal negotiations have been held between India and Japan on an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.
Cooperation in civil nuclear energy with Japan is aimed at strengthening the India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership, enabling Japanese companies to participate in India™s civil nuclear programme and fostering cooperation in basic and applied research regarding peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear safety.