India plans to spend $182 expanding its nuclear complex and US and Japanese companies (GE and Westinghouse) want in, but they have been reluctant so far because India has a liability regime that does NOT exempt suppliers.
Modi, whom sounds like a neocon, is pushing a limited liability regime around an insurance pool, but the public isn't persuaded:
Obama, Modi Move Closer With Nuclear Liability Breakthrough
By David J. Lynch and Angela Greiling Keane January 25, 2015 http://www.businessweek.com/news/2015-01-25/obama-modi-say-breakthrough-reached-on-india-s-nuclear-program
[excerpted] We think we came to an understanding of the liability” issue, U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma said. The deal “now opens the door for U.S. and other companies to come forward and help India develop its nuclear, non-carbon-based energy production.”
India plans to establish a 7.5 billion ($122 million) insurance pool to shield affected operators and suppliers, according to Amandeep Singh Gill, joint secretary of disarmament in the foreign ministry. The government would provide more at a later date “on a tapering basis,” he added.
It remains unclear what would happen if unlimited claims come in the wake of a disaster, according to Debasish Mishra, Mumbai-based partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu... [end]
Among the many things I find disturbing about this news story is the propagandistic coding of nuclear as non-carbon based, given the carbon intensive and polluting nuclear energy cycle.