Kudankulam, August 10 : The unit 1 of the kudankulam nuclear power plant was inaugurated today in a ceremony attended by two of the top international political leaders and an Indian chief minister. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the unit of kudankulam nuclear power plant. He was joined in the joint inauguration by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin and the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha.Also Read - Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Interact With Ujjwala Yojana Beneficiaries Via NaMo App; Government to Hold Survey Too

The Kudankulam plant was built with co-operation and technical support from Russia, a country that has been a long time ally of India. The three leaders will be inaugurated the unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant via a video conference. All three leaders spoke at the event. The nuclear power plant was dedicated to the nation. (ALSO READ : Scientists rejoice as Unit 2 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project attains criticality ) Also Read - Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Krishnamurthy Asks Telugu Voters to Vote For Anyone But BJP

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) is the result of a joint agreement between India and the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1988. A lesser known fact is that the Kudankulam nuclear power plant triggered the largest anti-nuclear protest in India. The power plant is expected to generate 1000 mega watts of energy . Kudankulam is the largest power generating nuclear plant. According to prime Minister Modi the inauguration of the Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant is a demonstration of Russia- India friendship and the strength of the bilateral ties. Also Read - Japan PM arrives Wednesday for talks with Modi, bullet train project