But Singh was forthright about reactors 1 and 2. "These are at an advanced stage and very close to being operationalised," he said, responding to a Russian journalist's question about the fate of the reactors. Singh said India was "committed to implementing the roadmap we have agreed to with our Russian colleagues" on the nuclear front.
Singh mentioned the concerns about "livelihood and safety" that anti-nuclear protestors had raised against the Kudankulam reactors, but added he was "confident" that local opponents could be persuaded on these issues.
He noted that Russia was a "tried and tested partner" when it came to the development of India's nuclear programme.
There was speculation the prime minister may have felt obliged to make a strong statement on the reactors given the lack of any tangible accomplishments during the 12th annual summit between India and Russia.
Source- Hindustan Times