April 2, 2010

When India is keen in bringing forward the ambitious gas pipeline project involving Iran and Pakistan,the US government warned India and Pakistan not to involve in any ties with Iran...at a time when the nuclear issue is on table....
 Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, said "Our concerns about the government of Iran are very well known. Given its current unwillingness to address its international obligations and international concerns about its nuclear programme, we don't think that this is the time for such transactions to be taking place with Iran".He was referring to the $7.5 billion gas pipeline deal signed last month between Pakistan and Iran, a project in which India has shown renewed interest.

India's Petroleum Ministry says that a decision on joining the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline should not be governed by politics, although talks have hit roadblocks on issues ranging from pricing of gas to security of the pipeline."The Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline discussions have been going on," said Petroleum Secretary S Sundareshan, who was accompanying Oil Minister Murli Deora during his stay in New York after returning from the International Energy Forum in Cancun.

 I feel that India which needs huge amount of Energy ,should go forward with the Gasline project...as it doesnt have any link with Iran's Nuclear issue.


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