India’s Energy Security Imperatives in Africa

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


India is diverse in its energy endowments and requirements. As its development process increases, its need for a clean and stable supply of energy at sustainable prices will rise accordingly. Declining oil reserves, uncertainties in future oil supply, fluctuations in oil prices in the global market and growing concern for climate change, however, complicate its prospects for development. Therefore, India’s Energy Security emanates from the growing imbalance between the demand for energy and its supply from indigenous sources resulting in increased import dependence.


Coal Mine Coal Reserve Large Coal Indigenous Source Renewable Power Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Confederation of Indian IndustryDelhiIndia

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