The political differences between India and Pakistan have long been a prominent reason in holding the TAPI project for over a quarter of a century. However the issue has finally been resolved and it is scheduled to be commissioned by August 2017.
India’s is now considered as an aggressively developing nation and thus the energy demand in the nation is also growing at a rapid pace. As per The Wall Street Journal report, India’s energy demand will significantly rise up to 132% and transcend the energy demands of nations like China, Brazil and Russia.
Under such circumstances India need to view the importance of TAPI project and aim further for more of such projects to secure foreign gas reserves. China has already completed its first gas pipeline via Turkmenistan and has now started to work on the second one. China has also beaten India in securing gas reserves in Myanmar.
India needs to maintain healthy relations with the neighbours in order to keep the energy supply in pace with the soaring demands.