New Delhi, 14 May 1974
Berlin, 19 June 1974.
The Government of the Republic of INDIA,
The Government of the GERMAN Democratic Republic,
RECOGNISING the friendly relations existing between the two countries, and
INSPIRED by the common desire to promote scientific and technical cooperation between the two countries in the field of the peaceful
uses, of nuclear energy,
HAVE AGREED as follows :
The Government of the German Democratic Republic designate the Ministry of Coal and Power and
The Government of the Republic of India designate the Department of Atomic Energy
AS BEING in charge of the implementation of the stipulations laid down in this Agreement.
The Ministry of Coal and Power of the German Democratic Republic and the lndian Department of Atomic Energy (hereinafter called “the
Parties” shall establish scientific and technical cooperation
with regard to selected subjects. in the following specific fields of peaceful uses of nuclear energy:
(a) Nuclear power
(b) Isotope and radiation technologies
(c) Radiation protection
(d) Health physics
(e) Nuclear physics
(The subjects of scientific and technical cooperation in the framework of the above specific fields are indicated in Enclosure to
The objectives of scientific and technical cooperation set forth in Article II shall be sought to be achieved by the two Parties by
providing the following forms of cooperation :
(a) Exchange of information;
(b) Mutual assignment of scientific and experts for exchange of experience, discussion of problems under the specific fields indicated
in Article II and joint performance of scientific work;
(c) Exchange of scientific and technical documentation, instruments and material;
(d) Exchange of information and written material on scientific and technical conferences; mutual assistance for participating in such
(e) Mutual consultation on the participation in the activities of international organizations in the scientific and technological
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 available by either of the Parties because they have been acquired from a third country or resulted from cooperation with
a third country.
The Parties hereby undertake, whenever such request is made by the other Party, to observe the principles required for non-disclosure
of the information and documentation acquired by any of them. The information and knowledge acquired under the present Agreement
from one of the Parties shall not be turned over to a third country or published without its express consent.
The details of cooperation in the fields envisaged in Article II such as precise subject, scope, timing and forms, shall be laid down
by the two Parties in working plans to be drawn up for a period of two years each time including the financial implications. In these
plans the two Parties shall specify the institutions to be charged with the work to be conducted under the given subjects.
The receiving country shall bear the internal expenses arising out of the assignment of scientists and experts of the sending country
under the two-yearly working plans. The sending country shall bear the costs of international travel.
The departure of the scientists and experts from the sending country shall only be effected after an understanding is reached between
the two Parties on the assignment to the receiving country.
The mode both of mutual delivery of documentation, materials, instruments, etc., and of rendering mutual service shall be specified
in each particular case, the two Parties agreeing to reimbursement.
All payments under this Agreement shall be made according to the stipulations laid down in the valid Trade and Payment Agreement between
the German Democratic Republic and the Republic of India.
The scientists and experts exchanged under the present Agreement shall be obligated to respect the laws and regulations of the receiving
country and not to interference in its internal affairs.
The receiving country shall accord free medical care to the scientists and experts.
In respect of any damage to a third party caused by a scientist or expert in connecting with the execution of a task assigned to him
under the present Agreement, the Government of the receiving country shall be liable in his place. Any claim against the scientist
or expert shall to that extent be precluded.
Notwithstanding the legal basis of such a claim, the scientist or expert shall not be liable to reimburse the Government of the receiving
country except in the case of deliberate intention or gross negligence. Both Parties shall render all possible assistance to the
competent authorities of the concerned Government for the settlement of claims for reimbursement.
The present Agreement shall enter into force on the date of signature and shall be valid upto the 3lst of December 1978. It may be
further extended thereafter by mutual agreement unless one of the Parties gives notice in writing of its intention to terminate the
Agreement three months in advance.
DONE and sealed at New Delhi DONE and sealed at
on 14.5.1974 Berlin on 19.6.1974
In six originals, two each in Hindi, German and English languages, all texts being equally authentic, except in case of divergent
interpretation when the english text shall prevail.
For the Government of the Republic of India
For the Government of the German Democratic Republic