'Nuclear technology applications are being used in diverse areas of electricity generation, health, agriculture, hydrology, industry, environment and basic sciences'
The military had not previously described the accident as involving nuclear fuel and said radiation levels were normal afterwards.
A deal for India to buy nuclear reactors from Beijing could be years away, but Chinese President Xi Jinping's agreement to explore options means his country may now be competing with the United States, France, Russia and several others. "I think the Chinese are looking basically at the commercial angle, since India is going to be giving contracts for nearly $150 billion in the next 10-15 years," said Srikanth Kondapalli, a China watcher at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. The announcement, made after Xi met Prime…