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Despite Pakistan tension, Tapi not a pipe dream for India

The project aims to transport 33 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year through a 1,820-km pipeline from Turkmenistan to India

Despite Pakistan tension, Tapi not a pipe dream for India

Even as tension is rising between India and Pakistan following the Uri and Baramulla attacks, the Indian government has clarified there is no plan to shelve the $9-billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (Tapi) natural gas pipeline project. The project aims to transport 33 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year through a 1,820-km pipeline from Turkmenistan to India. “We are going ahead with the project. The alignment works have already started in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Moreover, we recently appointed Penspen as consultant,” said an official in the ...