Manila, 14 March 1969
WHEREAS the peaceful uses of atomic energy hold great promise for the people of India and the Philippines;
Whereas the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines desired to develop friendly
relations existing between the two countries;
WHEREAS following the successful cooperation in the field of reactor utilisation for pure research under the “Agreement for conducting
under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency a regional joint training and research programme using a neutron crystal
spectrometer” between the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Government of the Philippines and the Government of India, the
two Governments desire to intensify mutual cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes;
THE Parties have therefore agreed on the following provisions :
The Contracting Parties and their competent organs will cooperate in the :
(a) Planning and execution of collaboration programmes mutually agreed upon involving the use of research reactors at Trombay (India)
and at the Philippine Atomic Research Centre at Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines;
(b) Application of radioisotopes in medicines, agriculture, industry, engineering and general scientific research;
(c) Uses of neutron crystal spectrometer and other facilities for the study of solid state and nuclear physics provided in the “Agreement
for conducting under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency a Regional Joint Training and Research Programme using
a Neutron Crystal Spectrometer” between the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Government of the Philippines and the Government
(d) Other uses of neutron crystal spectrometer and other facilities for the study of solid state and nuclear physics not otherwise
provided in the existing tripartite Agreement mentioned in Article I (c) above;
(e) Development of nuclear electronics and instrumentation for basic research;
(f) Other questions of interest that may be agreed upon by the competent organs of the Contracting Parties from time to time.
In order to bring into effect the cooperation as specified in Article I, the competent organs of the Contracting Parties will carry
out, promote and make possible in accordance with specific programmes mutually agreed to from time to time :
1. establishment of correspondence and personal relations between representatives of scientific and technical institutions of both
2. delegation of scientific workers and experts from one country to another aimed at an exchange of experience, improvement of qualification,
and solution of problems of common interest;
3. participation by experts from one Contracting Party in conference, congresses, symposia and seminars or other kinds of professional
meetings organised by the other Contracting Party other than under international or regional auspices, where problems under active
investigation within both the countries are being discussed;
4. exchange of scientific and technical publications;
5. exchange of technical documentation, samples of apparatus and equipment for nuclear engineering and of materials, in accordance
with the facilities available to each of the Contracting Parties;
6. exchange of training programmes, curricula textbooks and experience in the sphere of processional training and instruction of
7. exchange of scholarship holders.
The provisions of Article II do not apply to information, documentation or equipment of a secret character or to such items as cannot
be made acquired by either of the Contracting Parties because they had been acquired from a third country or resulted from cooperation
with a third country.
The Parties emphasize their common interest in assuring that any such material equipment, information, technical knowledge and experience
that are exchanged or transferred between the two countries in accordance with this Agreement, shall not be used in such a way as
to further any military purpose.
Costs and expenses, if there be any, in the implementation of the above activities shall be determined in each case by mutual agreement
of the Parties.
Representatives of both Governments will meet as often as occasion required to consider ways and means of extending the cooperation
for the advancement of the peaceful uses of atomic energy in their respective countries.
Nothing in that Agreement shall be construed to limit, modify or affect whatsoever the provisions of the Tripartite Agreement referred
to in Article I (c).
This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature by representatives of both the Governments, duly authorised for the purpose
and shall continue to be in force for five years. It may be terminated upon six months’ note by either Party. It may be extended
beyond five years by mutual agreement.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused their Agreement to be executed pursuant to duly constituted authority.
DONE in Manila, Philippines, this 14th day of March, 1969.
For the Government of the
For the Government of the
Republic of India
Republic of the Philippines
ANAND SARUP DHAWAN
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Secretary of Foreign Affairs