Start of Assembly of the ITER - Message from Hon'ble PM


Start of Assembly of the ITER Tokamak

Start of Assembly of the ITER Tokamak: July 28, 2020


Message from Hon'ble Prime Minister of India at International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) at the Start of ITER Assembly


The ITER Organization is celebrating the Start of Assembly of the ITER Tokamak with a ceremony today on 28th July 2020 at Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France. Invited Head of States of all ITER member countries are participating either in person, or electronically through remote mode, or conveying his/her message. The Celebration has been hosted virtually by President Macron.


In his message, Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi congratulated the ITER organization for their hard work and success so far. Taking note of the global participation of scientists and engineers he projected ITER to be a perfect illustration of the age-old Indian belief - Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - the entire world is working together for the betterment of Mankind and that India stands proud with its fair share of contributions in terms of its in-kind contributions, viz., the cryostat, in vessel shields, substantial contributions to the cooling water, cryogenic and cryo-distribution systems, auxiliary heating devices using RF and beam technologies, multi mega watt power supplies and several diagnostics to help ITER to achieve and demonstrate its goal.


Agreement with European Atomic Energy CommunityOn the occasion, the message from Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi was delivered by Shri Jawed Ashraf, Ambassador of India to France & Monaco.

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About ITER


ITER is designed to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion power- will be the world's largest experimental fusion facility. Fusion is the process that powers the Sun and the stars: when light atomic nuclei fuse together to form heavier ones, a large amount of energy is released. Fusion research is aimed at developing a safe, abundant and environmentally responsible energy source.


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Start of Assembly of the ITER Tokamak



Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam


ITER is also a first-of-a-kind global collaboration. Europe is contributing almost half of the costs of its construction, while the other six Members to this joint international venture (China, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and the USA), are contributing equally to the rest. ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar is the domestic agency implementing Indian contributions to ITER on behalf of the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India. The ITER Project is under construction in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, in the south of France. For more information on the ITER Project, visit: and


Start of Assembly of the ITER Tokamak