New Delhi: Germany announced Friday easing of export control laws which will allow India access to dual use items. The development will immensely benefit the expanding nuclear energy sector.
"India has been removed from the list of countries subject to national export control restrictions. Now, India will be treated by us just like any other EU country," German ambassador, Thomas Matussek, said.
The move comes after a request made by Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh to German chancellor Angela Merkel last year to relax export control laws which would allow high technology trade with India.
The export control laws were modified by Germany a week before Merkel's 31 May visit to India.
"One week before the chancellor's visit to India, Germany modified its export control legislation vis-a-vis India. We have repealed our restrictions for the export of goods for nuclear power plants," ambassador Matussek said.