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Hyderabad, Feb. 27 In the thick of negotiations for India-specific nuclear safeguards with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), India has got one of its top nuclear scientists, Dr R. Chidambaram onto a special commission of the IAEA.

The Vienna-based global nuclear watch dog, IAEA has recently constituted a “Commission of Eminent Persons”, for making recommendations to the Board of Governors, regarding long-term priorities and funding. The Director-General of IAEA, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, has invited Dr R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, to be a member of the Commission, according to an official release.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated February 28, 2008)
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