India, Russia explore opportunities to expand energy trade: Dharmendra Pradhan


India, Russia explore opportunities to expand energy trade: Dharmendra Pradhan

In signs of the growing clout of India in the world energy market, Russia’s most powerful oligarch Igor Sechin accompanied Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during his visit to Far East Russia, which New Delhi is eyeing for boosting its energy presence and opening a new shipping route.

The chief executive of Russia’s oil giant Rosneft accompanied Dharmendra Pradhan to shipbuilding complex Tuesday at Zvezda in Far East Russia, an official statement said. Pradhan is on a four-day visit to Vladivostok as a follow-up to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum in September.

Igor Sechin, 58, who rose from an early role as Vladimir Putin’s secretary to head of the world’s biggest publicly listed oil company, controls an energy empire that pumps more crude per day than the whole of Iraq. Read More

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