BARC in VIZAG

Visakhapatnam: The port city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) will soon get a new regional center of the country’s premier atomic energy research institute the Bhaba Atomic Research Center (BARC).

The centre has to be set up at Achyutapuram on the outskirts of Vizag.

The regional centre at Vizag will also house the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed university offering graduate pro grammes in nuclear science.

The step taken by BARC assures importance of the city emerging as a strategic point for naval establishments, new nuclear submarine base and other defense installations.

The port city emerging as a strategic point for naval establishments, new nuclear submarine base and other defense installations. “This is part of the ‘Look East’ policy of the government to shore up the east coast and strengthen the armed preparedness,” a source revealed.

BARC is also planning to extend academics-related facilities in Andhra University (AU).

“We will have academic exchange pro grammes with the proposed BARC branch in Vizag,” said an official of AU.

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