AEC Chairman Kakodkar Resigns

Anil Kakodkar, the noted nuclear scientist who played a vital role in the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, has resigned as the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

During 45 years of his distinguished services to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Kakodkar served as DAE secretary on superannuation, played a crucial part in the Indo-US nuke deal and other inter-governmental civil nuclear cooperations agreements with great negotiation skills.

He also has distinction of receiving an extention as AEC chairman thrice, holding the post for nine years.

He is the first chairman who initiated talks about modification of Atomic Energy Act to bring in Indian private players in the energy sector.

Kakodkar, 66, and son of a freedom fighter, stood firm when US was trying to move away from their stand on re-processing of spent fuel from the imported reactors in 2005-06.

He was successful in getting the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) waiver for India to carry out nuclear commerce, integrating the country into the global nuclear market.

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