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Chair of Indian Atomic Energy Commission visits ITER

Srikumar Banerjee, the chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission (right), and ITER Deputy Director-General Dhiraj Bora, talking to Indian staff members. (Click to view larger version...)
Srikumar Banerjee, the chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission (right), and ITER Deputy Director-General Dhiraj Bora, talking to Indian staff members.
Srikumar Banerjee, the chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission, together with Sandip Kumar Mazumder, scientific advisor at the Indian Embassy in Paris, came to visit ITER this Friday. After a tour around the construction site and an intensive discussion with ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima, the representatives of the Indian state met two dozen Indian staff members working for the ITER project in France.

Twenty-five staff members gathered on Friday afternoon to meet the representatives of their government. (Click to view larger version...)
Twenty-five staff members gathered on Friday afternoon to meet the representatives of their government.
"ITER is a challenging project," Srikumar Banerjee said, "no doubt about that. There are big challenges all around. The exposure to such a task is something you do not get every day."


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