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12 October 2017, Russian International Affairs Council

Russia-India Energy Cooperation: Trade, Joint Projects, and New Areas

In a policy brief for the Russian International Affairs Council, Vasily Shikin and Amit Bhandari examine the existing energy partnership between India-Russia, evaluate the potential of new collaboration formats, and develop specific recommendations for enhancing cooperation.

Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies Programme

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In 2017, Russia and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations. Over the years the two states have implemented a wide range of long-term and large-scale joint projects in energy sector, first and foremost in the nuclear area, making it one of the foundations of their special and privileged strategic partnership. However, in order to boost comprehensive ties and bring them to a new level corresponding to the changing global economic environment Russia and India are in need of innovative approaches in energy sector. The present paper is a result of Russian and Indian experts’ joint efforts to evaluate the potential of new collaboration formats and develop specific recommendations for enhancing cooperation.

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You can download the PDF version of ‘Russia – India Energy Cooperation: Trade, Joint Projects, and New Areas’.

Vasily Shikin, Ph.D. in History, Expert, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC)

Amit Bhandari is Fellow, Energy & Environment Studies, Gateway House.

This paper was written for the India-Russia Energy Ties: Strategic Visions of Russia-India Relations and Changes in the World Order hosted by RIAC in Moscow. You can read more exclusive Gateway House content here.

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