“Nuclear energy, in terms of an overall safety record, is better than other energy” – Bill Gates

“A nuclear power reactor is just a fancy way of boiling water” – Leslie Dewan

Articles written by Dr. Sazawal on Nuclear Energy are catalogued under following groupings:

3. Promoting the U.S. India Civil Nuclear Commerce in the U.S.
  1. An article in the India Abroad weekly describing U.S. and Indian official positions on the Indian nuclear liability law, along with author’s personal observations – Published: 5 August 2011 PDF VersionRediff Link
  2. Author interviewed by two leading financial dailies (national and international) on the U.S.-India nuclear deal during a visit to Mumbai to present a technical paper at the India-U.S. Nuclear Safety Summit – 29 September 2011
  3. A presentation by the author on prospects for the U.S. – India civil nuclear commerce to an expert group of nuclear export specialists in Washington, DC – Published: 28 March 2012
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    Presentation on the U.S. – India Civil Nuclear Commerce
  4. A presentation by the author on prospects for the U.S. – India civil nuclear commerce to an expert group of nuclear export specialists in Washington, DC – Published: 21 March 2013
    Interview with the Press Trust of India (PTI)
  5. A presentation by the author on Challenges in Implementing the U.S. – India Civil Nuclear Agreement to an expert group of U.S. Government officials and industry legal and commercial representatives specializing in nuclear export controls in Washington, DC – Published: 11 February 2014
  6. A presentation by the author at the annual symposium of the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC), a premier consortium of U.S. nuclear suppliers, in Washington, DC. There is a deepening sense in India that western nuclear suppliers are either incapable or unwilling to supply nuclear reactors to the country and hence it is planning to readjust its three-stage civil nuclear program to account for the gap in tens of light water reactors that India had hoped to import in the first stage of their nuclear program – Published: 21 July 2015
  7. A Presentation by the author at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University, a leading Think Tank in Washington, DC on energizing the U.S.-India nuclear deal to ensure tangible progress in translating the epoch agreement into a commercial success. Informal reports indicate that this presentation has acted as a catalyst in re-energizing commercial discussions between the America based nuclear supplier and the Indian nuclear utility – Published: 24 September 2015
    For viewing the SAIS announcement regarding the seminar, please click here
    For viewing the author’s presentation, please click here
4. Promoting the U.S. India Civil Nuclear Commerce in India
  1. A presentation by the author at the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), a premier Think Tank based in the Diplomatic Enclave of New Delhi and closely associated with prominent policy advisors in and around the new Union Government in New Delhi, to address a contentious issue in the bilateral relationship between India and the U.S., highlighting key differences which have led to an impasse that exists today – Published: 8 August 2014
  2. The author prepared a document at the request of foreign policy advisors to the BJP led Government in New Delhi regarding the status of the Indo-U.S. nuclear deal. Specifically, the inquiry was made whether it will be possible for the U.S. nuclear supplier, Westinghouse, and the Indian nuclear utility, NPCIL, to sign a commercial contract for sale of American nuclear reactors to India either prior to or during Prime Minister’s visit to Washington DC on 7-8 June 2016 – Submitted: 18 April 2016
    The document was subsequently published and translated by a leading Think Tank in New Delhi (Vivekananda International Foundation) – Published: 24 April 2016
    English Version:
    http://www.vifindia.org/article/2016/april/24/assessing-the-future-of-the-indo-us-civil-nuclear-deal

    Hindi Version:
    http://www.vifindia.org/article/hindi/2016/may/09/bhaarat-amerika-asain%E2%80%8Dya-paramaanu-sandhi-ke-bhavish%E2%80%8Dya-ka-aankalan

5. Growth of Global Civil Nuclear Commerce
  1. Presentation at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar: Advances in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Published 4 December 2009
  2. A presentation by the author on Challenges in Promoting U.S. Civil Nuclear Reactor Exports at the Laboratory for Nuclear Security and Policy, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Boston. The paper also includes a section on India – Published: 23 April 2014
    Feedback from the Chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
  3. Navigating the Global Nuclear Export Controls Regime and Maximizing New Business Opportunities in India, Asia, and the U.A.E. – Published: 30 November 2010
  4. Presentation on Nuclear Plant Operations 101 – Published: 1 December 2010
  5. A Presentation by the author in Toronto, Canada, at a workshop organized by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC), an institution founded by the Canadian Parliament, on maximizing Canada’s nuclear energy opportunity in Asia. The author contributed to the Panel on India, highlighting West’s inability to properly comprehend India’s exceptionalism, and described progress made by India to ratify the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) Treaty related to global nuclear liability regime. The presentation concluded with a brief mention of possible commercial opportunities for Canadian nuclear suppliers in India – Published: 2 December 2015
    For viewing the APFC announcement regarding the seminar, please click here
    For viewing the author’s presentation, please click here

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Dr. Vijay Sazawal

Dr. Vijay Sazawal is a specialist in nuclear fuel cycle technologies with over four decades of professional experience in advanced energy programs. He served for three successive two-year terms as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC), an advisory position dealing with the global civil nuclear commerce, to which he was appointed by the U.S. Government. He retired from full-time service in 2016.