India’s Petroleum and Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Tuesday that he had discussed supplies of natural gas to the Asian country during a meeting with Russian Deputy Energy Minister Yuri Sentyurin and the delegation from Russia’s energy giant Gazprom.
Kudankulam NPP is being built since 2013 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The works are carried out by two organizations within Russia’s Rosatom state nuclear corporation.
Indian experts said it is too early to celebrate the deal and instead suggest a long-term assessment in gauging its impact in spurring a nuclear renaissance in India or helping revive Japan’s fledgling nuclear firms. Not only that, they said India’s best bet in harnessing nuclear power lies with Russia.
The service provider deal for the Rooppur plant will be signed during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit April 7 onwards.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak held a meeting with Indian Minister of Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and discussed the cooperation on Russia’s Arctic shelf and deliveries of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India, the Russian Energy Ministry said Wednesday.
India has decided to run a trans-continental freight train from Bangladesh to Turkey as an answer to China’s efforts to cart its goods to Europe by train and the One Border One Road initiative.
In a backdrop of Nepal’s improved strategic inclination towards China, Delhi has offered cross border rail connectivity and commits soft loans of $340 million to Kathmandu for more than 15 road projects