Iran- Pakistan – India Pipeline: Reality in Dream Girijesh Pant Jawaharlal Nehru University India IPI Cross Border-Transnational Project Drivers Energy Security. Peace Dividend. Strategic returns. Barriers Indo- Pak Hostility. Iran Under Sanction. Strategic Constraints.
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Jawaharlal Nehru University
Idea was first tossed in1989.
India –Iran MOU in 1993.
Indian Cabinet approved the of the project in 2005.
Technically feasible & economically win-win with huge Confidence Building dividend.
Never ending dream
Emerging India is revisiting its global and regional engagement.
The new economy is redefining its global and regional stakes.
The disjuncture between new economy and the polity however is a restraining factor.
The Essar Group has abandoned plans to develop a new oil refinery in Iran that would violate US sanctions on Tehran, Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty said.
The move came after Pawlenty flew to India to discuss Essar's Iran work and potential conflicts with US law.
Economic decision making in Iran is highly politicized.
Indian Democratic Polity too has bearing.