India on schedule with deliveries for ITER fusion reactor: Official

The Indian Express June 28, 2016

India, which has already spent close to Rs 2,000 crore on this project that involves building a 500 megawatt fusion reactor

The aim of the ITER project, which began in 2006, is to determine whether nuclear fusion can be a source of energy and electricity in the future. (Source: Express archive)

Claiming that Brexit will not delay the multi-billion-dollar ITER (or the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) fusion reactor being built in southern France, a senior official from the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation said Monday that India is “on schedule” with its deliveries for the reactor that intends to mimic the sun.

“India has been a fantastic partner. They have delivered consistently on time; great design and interface. I must say that India is absolutely on schedule with its delivery,” said Laban Coblentz, spokesperson of ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation — a collaboration of 35 countries — while visiting Gandhinagar-based Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), the nodal organisation representing India in the ITER project.