U.S., France Urge Japan to Make India Nuke Deal, Nikkei Says

U.S. and French officials are encouraging Japan to sign a nuclear agreement with India even though India isn’t part of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Nikkei English News reported, citing unnamed Japanese officials.

An agreement will permit French nuclear company Areva SA and a U.S. consortium led by General Electric Co., which have each won orders for two reactors in India, to use Japanese technology from companies like Japan Steel Works Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. that are needed to completing the projects, Nikkei said.