India: Nuclear War in Ukraine Will Not Impact Us
NEW DELHI (IANS) -The consequence of any possible nuclear disaster due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict is not envisaged to have any radiation impact in India, India said on Mar.23
On whether the government has taken precautionary measures to counter the nuclear radiation caused by the nuclear disaster, if any, due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said, “The consequence of any possible nuclear disaster due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict is not envisaged to have a radiation impact in India. The Indian Environmental Radiation Monitoring Network established across the country continuously monitors the background radiation level to give early indications of any increase in the radiation level.”
“In an unlikely scenario of radiation level exceeding acceptable limits within the country, a radiation emergency response plan is available to handle the situation,” he said.
He also said the Russia-Ukraine conflict will not impact the safety and security of Kudankulam reactor in Tamil Nadu, and there was no need to scrap the Kudankulam reactor due to the threat of nuclear radiation.