India’s decision making on Cross Border natural gas pipelines (1989-2012)

Fellow’s Seminar, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, May 29, 2015

Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni, PhD Scholar at NIAS, Bangalore and Visiting Fellow, IDSA

Sanket at IDSASanket Kulkarni, presented a paper at the IDSA as part of his Fellow’s Seminar on India’s decision making on cross border gas pipelines. The paper provides a historical overview on the decision making process in the Indian Government between 1989-2012.

Taking case studies of Myanmar-Bangladesh-India (MBI) gas pipeline, Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline and Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, the paper undertakes a detailed analysis of different factors that influenced India’s decision to join or not join certain pipeline projects.

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