Which is India's first reactor?

APSARA is India’s first reactor. It is a light water swimming pool reactor, with Al- U alloy fuel elements that are enriched to 40% U/sup 235/. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nehru on 20 January 1957. The reactor was built with assistance from the United Kingdom who provided the initial fuel. APSARA is located at BARC, Mumbai. It was permanently shut down in 2009.

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