Amit Bhandari

Amit Bhandari

Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies Programme

Amit has worked in the business media and financial markets for over a decade. He started his career with Economic  Times,  where he tracked the energy sector. He was a part of the start up team of ET Now, the business news channel. Amit  was  responsible for setting up India Reality Research, a new research outfit within CLSA India, a stock broking firm. He  has  also worked with Deccan Chronicle Group as the business editor for their general dailies. He holds an Masters in Business Administration from IIM- Ahmedabad and a Bachelors degree in Technology from IT-BHU.  Download high-res bio image

Geopolitics of energy sources and supplies, energy technology and global energy markets

Last modified: June 19, 2017

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Impact: Deregulation of Diesel Prices
22 October 2014

Impact: Deregulation of Diesel Prices

On 18 October the Indian government announced it would deregulate the price of diesel and allow it to move to market conditions. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, Gateway House, explains the impact of this change.

Impact: Deregulation of Gas Prices in India
22 October 2014

Impact: Deregulation of Gas Prices in India

On 18 October the Indian government announced it would deregulate the diesel and formalising the price formula for natural gas. Amit Bhandari, Energy and Environment Fellow, explains the impact of this change.

nuclear power Courtesy: wikimedia
10 October 2014 Gateway House

A case for nuclear power

India’s power sector is currently facing a coal shortage with Coal India unable to keep pace with demand. Nuclear power is a cheaper and more reliable alternative for generating electricity as compared to coal
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1 October 2014 Gateway House

Decoding the India-U.S. nuclear deal

Bringing U.S. nuclear technology to India is a goal identified in the countries’ joint vision statement. Although public discourse on the India-U.S. nuclear deal has focussed on the liability clause, the pact’s success also depends on resolving other factors such as local sourcing, technology transfer and project delays
LNG platform Courtesy: Wikimedia\Floyd Rosebridge
1 August 2014 Gateway House

India-U.S: energy can charge the bilateral

Cooperation in the energy sector offers a chance for India and the U.S. to build on a mutually beneficial and complementary relationship. The U.S. will gain from having a large, long-term market while India will benefit from cheaper and more diversified energy sources
Karnali_River,_Nepal_6 Courtesy: Wikipedia\commons
28 July 2014 Gateway House

India-Nepal: a Himalayan opportunity

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit all the right notes in his landmark visit to Nepal this week. Modi’s announcement of hydropower being a key area of synergy in the bilateral will help India solve its electricity shortage and also provide the country a renewable energy import from a friendly neighbour
amit Courtesy: wikimedia\commons
27 June 2014 Gateway House

India’s post-Iraq energy options

The growing ISIS-driven violence in Iraq highlights India’s vulnerability to the turmoil in West Asia: we heavily depend on the region for our energy. To insulate the country’s energy security from the upheavals, India must urgently diversify its sources and types of fuel, and develop its own energy ecosystem
bhutan Courtesy: Indian Embassy Thimphu
13 June 2014 Gateway House

India-Bhutan: hydropower diplomacy

India’s long-term positive relationship with Bhutan is underpinned by hydropower: India helped develop Bhutan’s power projects and we purchase the surplus energy.The India-Bhutan relationship can be a model for improving links with Nepal which is trying to develop at least three projects jointly with India
Map-India Bangladesh Courtesy: Google Maps
6 June 2014 Gateway House

North East energy for Bangladesh

The Indian prime minister Modi's visit to Bangladesh is an opportunity for India and Bangladesh to enhance an energy partnership. Intensified exchanges will benefit both: India’s North East, rich in energy sources, will get investments while Bangladesh, a ready market, can improve its energy security