The fuel is for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu state

New Delhi: Russia's state-owned nuclear energy company ROSATOM earlier this year sent a "more advanced" fuel option for a nuclear power plant in southern India, an Indian government minister told parliament on Wednesday.

"The first lot of TVS-2M fuel assemblies has been received in May-June 2022 from Russian Federation and loaded in Unit-1," minister Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to questions. "They are performing satisfactorily."