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      <Volume-Issue>Volume 2, Special Issue II</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>April 2021</Season>
      <ArticleType>Strategic Studies</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Energy Security of India: Role of International North-South Transport Corridor</ArticleTitle>
      <Abstract>Energy Security which is “the uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price” has become a critical issue for India. According to the National Energy Policy document, overall energy import dependence could rise to 36%-55% by 2040. Also, three out of the four barrels of crude we consume is imported and two of these barrels come from the Middle East Region, a politically volatile region, thus undermining our energy security. Further, politics of cartelization, geo-political power play over energy resources and price fluctuations have serious political and economic consequences for India. So diversification of both import destinations and energy mix is the need of hour. It is in this context that Eurasia, a region rich in energy resources comes into picture. Being rich in energy sources, Eurasian states are also pursuing the policies of multiple pipelines to ensure diversification and independence of export supplies of energy resources. But lack of direct overland connectivity among other factors is obstructing the Indian outreach to this region. International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a positive development which can ensure connectivity to wider Eurasian region. However, issues of geography, geo-politics and security need to be resolved to realize the true potential of energy and economic cooperation through the instrument of INSTC.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Energy Security, Eurasia, INSTC, Strategic Partnership Agreement, Geo-politics</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://ejsss.net.in/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=9673&amp;title=Energy Security of India: Role of International North-South Transport Corridor</Abstract>
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