In a major breakthrough, the United States and India have agreed to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation.
India has now agreed to allow building of six U.S. nuclear power plants in India.
The two countries made this announcement in a joint statement.
The agreement came after two days of talks in Washington.
The United States under President Donald Trump has been looking to sell more energy products to India, the world’s third-biggest buyer of oil.
The talks involved Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Andrea Thompson, the US undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.
However, no further details of the nuclear plant project were given out.
India plans to triple its nuclear capacity by 2024 to wean Asia’s third-largest economy off polluting fossil fuels.