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PM pitches for early implementation of TAPI gas pipeline project


  • Batting for early implementation of the USD 10 billion TAPI gas pipeline project PM evinced India’s interest in long-term investment in the energy sector in Turkmenistan.
  • Both the countries have decided to intensify efforts in dealing with threats of terrorism, organised crime and illegal drug-trafficking.
  • After talks between the two sides, a total of seven pacts were signed including an agreement on cooperation in the field of defence and another on tourism.
  • The project is envisaged to take gas from Turkmenistan, which holds the world’s fourth-largest natural gas reserves, to India and Pakistan through Afghanistan.
  • A joint statement termed the TAPI project a “key pillar” of economic engagement between India and Turkmenistan and its implementation would have a transformational impact on trade.
  • An MoU signed for cooperation in the fertilizer sector will enable long term arrangements for supply of fertilizers from Turkmenistan to India.
  • The pact on defence would provide a framework for intensifying bilateral defence and security cooperation through exchanges of high and mid-level visits, training and dialogue between the Ministries of Defence and other relevant organisations.
  • The MoUs signed between the two countries also included one on cooperation in yoga and traditional medicine and another on sports.
    Source: ET

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