Japan has option to scrap N-deal

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The nuclear deal which will help India access Japan's nuclear market, had been under negotiation for six years and was firmed up during the 2015 visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India when the principles of the agreement were frozen.

"If India conducts a nuclear test, Japan shall stop its cooperation," Yasuhisa Kawamura, press secretary of the Japanese Foreign Ministry had told The Hindu earlier in written comments explaining the "nullification clause" in the agreement.

However, Japan Times has reported that the deal includes the option that Japan can give a year's notice before terminating it in case India breaks the nuclear testing moratorium that it had extended to the Nuclear Suppliers Group in 2008.

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