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Pipelines: Challenges Many, Progress Slow

  • Sanjay Kumar PradhanEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter attempts to analyse the rationale of having pipeline infrastructure for energy supply, especially natural gas resources. India’s major pipeline initiatives and interests include Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI), Myanmar–Bangladesh–India (MBI), Iran–Pakistan–India (IPI) and Russia–China–India (RCI).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International RelationsPandit Deendayal Petroleum UniversityGandhinagarIndia

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