Prospects for India-Japan Civil Nuclear Cooperation

Nuclear development in India for energy’s stakes

Madras HC gives nod for Kudankulam project

The Madras High Court on Friday gave the green signal for the commissioning of the units one and two of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) in Tirunelveli district. However, it made it clear that the regulatory authorities should periodically oversee the compliance and maintenance of standards of pollution.

Coal: The new political minefield?

The coal-gate has sparked a political fire with the standoff between the Congress and the BJP refusing to end. Parliament is left paralysed – three days and more than 40 hours of proceedings have been lost. We discuss what this has done to the India story.

Shaping the Future: Energy Security in India

India is looking for new markets and trade routes with its neighbours

India keen to expand exports to Iran

Existing and planned trade routes

Notwithstanding US pressure on it to reduce engagements with Iran, India today said it would like to expand India’s exports to Tehran and noted that bilateral trade relations have improved over the last few years.

India discusses Chahbahar port project with Iran, Afghanistan

« The objective of the meeting was to explore ways to expand trade and transit cooperation, including investment, among the three countries starting with the Chahbahar Port »

In a significant meet ahead of the NAM summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan today held a trilateral during which the regional security and economic situation was discussed, including ways to commercially exploit the Chahbahar port, a major venture in the sanction- hit country.

And in the meanwhile …

S&P downgrades India’s outlook

In yet another clear signal of India’s steadily weakening fiscal position, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) on April 25 slashed India’s longterm outlook from stable to negative and affirmed a BBB- rating.
S&P has also threatened to downgrade the country’s rating in the next two years if fiscal situation does not improve.