SAARC Energy Agreement and Energy security

SAARC Energy Agreement and Energy security

India is a growing economy with more than a billion population. More than 70 percent of its energy requirements is met through imports. Energy Security has thus acquired greater importance in the foreign policy of the country. In the recent period India has attempted to diversify the import sources beyond West Asia. The ONGC Videsh Ltd has acquired stakes in countries like Russia, Sudan. India is involved in partnership with Vietnam for oil  exploration in South China Sea. South Asia as a whole is facing energy deficit. The rationale thus for signing…

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Future of India Nepal relation

Future of India Nepal relation

India showing political maturity and pragmatism is responding to the political changes that are underway in Nepal.Till recently India considered monarchy and Hindu nation as twin pillars of its engagement with Nepal.India Nepal relation has undergone transformation with the establishment of multi party democracy and secularism in Nepal. India shares a shared history,linguistic,religious and cultural similarity with Nepal.But it has not been able to build Nepal as a trusted and important partner for the country.Why is it that the India Nepal relation is not so fruitful despite the historical and…

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