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Sanket Sudhir Kulkarni

Turkmenistan needs to revisit its gas policy

September 02, 2016
Turkmenistan needs to revisit its gas policy

TAPI has the potential to be a game changer for Turkmenistan. To boost confidence among potential investors, Turkmenistan needs to adopt best global practices in its gas sector.

India’s Decision Making on Cross-Border Natural Gas Pipelines (1989–2012)

September 2016

In the last two decades, cross-border gas pipelines have become an integral part of discourse on India’s energy security. Successive reports from the government and the private sector have envisaged an important role for cross-border gas pipeline projects in India. After engaging in negotiations for several years, the Indian Government finally joined the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (TAPI) gas pipeline over the Iran–Pakistan–India pipeline (IPI) and the Myanmar–Bangladesh–India pipeline (MBI).

Flexibility from Participating Nations – Key to TAPI’s Success

December 23, 2015
Flexibility from Participating Nations – Key to TAPI’s Success

The sustenance of the TAPI project would be contingent upon each side’s ability to accommodate the concerns of different stakeholders in the project. Only time will tell if the projects’ stakeholders can demonstrate such an attitude.

Probing a Sea option for Turkmen Gas

August 27, 2015
Probing a Sea option for Turkmen Gas

This fresh move on the Indian Prime Minister’s part is perhaps meant to signal to Pakistan that if the latter continues with its hostilities and political rhetoric towards India, then India and other countries may consider an alternative arrangement.

SAARC Energy Agreement: A step in the right direction

January 05, 2015
SAARC Energy Agreement: A step in the right direction

Signing of the SAARC agreement is merely the first step in the process of regional energy cooperation. To make this initiative work, governments in the region need to synchronise their efforts on a range of technical, institutional and political issues.