India is collaborating with Russia to build the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. This will be India’s first atomic energy venture abroad. “We are collaborating with our Russian and Bangladeshi partners on establishing Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh,” Atomic Energy Commission chairman Sekhar Basu said at a conference of the global nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency. The Rooppur project, which is being built by the Russians near Dhaka, will be Bangladesh’s first atomic energy project. After commissioning of two units, each with a capacity of 1200 MWs, Bangladesh will be the third South Asian country after India and Pakistan to harness energy from atomic fission.
Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will not only be a source of power for the energy-starved Bangladesh, but it will also open doors for cutting edge scientific research in many related fields