India, Iran, Oman to start discussing gas pipeline

India is set to open formal talks with Iran and Oman for a deep-sea gas pipeline — three decades after the idea was floated — when external affairs minister Salman Khurshid meets foreign ministers of the two countries.

Khurshid was to meet Oman’s foreign minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday. This was the first time that the project, which could cost around $5 billion, was discussed at the level of foreign ministers, a government official told HT.
The move comes in the backdrop of the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline running into trouble on …read more

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