NEW DELHI: India and Australia have finalized their nuclear deal, which will make it possible for India to source uranium from Australia. After the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull in Antalya, Turkey, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, the two countries announced the exchange of instruments of ratification.

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted, "With the completion of procedures, including the adminsitrative arrangements, the India-Australia civil nuclear agreement will enter into force."

The Australian parliament ratified the India-Australia nuclear agreement recently. The two governments exchanged diplomatic missives, called note verbales, on Friday.

This exchange brings to a successful conclusion nuclear negotiations with Australia which has grown to become one of India's closest international partners specially in the area of resources. Swarup said PM Modi thanked Turnbull and spoke of "trust and confidence in each other."