No Proposal to Match Russian Deal on Table With US in Energy Sector for India – Foreign Secretary


No Proposal to Match Russian Deal on Table With US in Energy Sector for India – Foreign Secretary

Despite including energy as a “major new component” of its bilateral ties, India is not expecting any concrete discussion on a long-term energy agreement with the US, similar to one signed with Russia, as part of a five-year roadmap for cooperation in the energy sector.

Days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s crucial US visit beginning 21 September, India’s Ministry of External Affairs made the statement on Thursday, during a media briefing held in Delhi.

Besides meeting US President Donald Trump, during his US-visit Modi is scheduled to meet business leaders in the energy sector, in a massive business gathering organised in Houston, the most populous city in the US state of Texas.

Replying to Sputnik’s query regarding the prospects for some concrete agreement with the US in the energy sector, for instance, similar to the agreement India signed with Russia earlier this month Read More

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