Energy Security in India

Commentary | August 01, 2012

As demonstrated by the largest blackout in the country’s history, India’s economic growth and rapidly expanding population are putting huge strains on its power grid, raising fundamental questions about its ability to meet the rising demand. Writing in New Europe, EWI Senior Fellow Danila Bochkarev examines India’s and Pakistan’s energy shortages and possible solutions. Based on a broader policy paper due out later this year, he argues that the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAPI) and the Central Asia South Asia Regional Electricity Trade Project (CASA 1000) must become a reality to meet the energy demands of India and Pakistan and to allow for continued economic growth and development in this region.