South Korean President Park Geun- Hye will arrive in India Wednesday on a four-day official tour of this country, sources said Tuesday.
During her visit, the South Korean President is likely to explore the possibilities of building a nuclear power plant in India in wake of a civilian nuclear pact inked by the two countries in 2011, the sources said.
Though the agreement to set up South Korean nuclear reactors in the country was signed some three years back, nothing substantial has been achieved till date between the two Asian nations.
India has, in fact, clearly ruled out allocating any site for a South Korean nuclear power plant during President Park's visit.
"Both sides are cooperating on nuclear partnership, but India will not allot site for South Korean reactors during President Park's visit to India. The government is currently busy with ongoing projects," Gautam Bambawale, a senior official of the External Affairs Ministry, told the media.
This is because of the lack of progress in the nuclear power plants being developed by Russia in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu and France in the western state of Maharashtra, the sources added.