The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline
, also known as Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline, is a natural gas pipeline being developed by the Galkynysh - TAPI Pipeline Company Limited with participation of the Asian Development Bank.
The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (also known as Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline
or TAPI) is a proposed natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank.
Pentagon's decision of deploying more troops in Afghanistan comes when recently the Afghan Security and Defense Forces have successfully repelled the multiple attacks of Taliban fighters who targeted a bridge in the district and create a hurdle to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline
(TAPI) project in Gereshk district in the southern Helmand province in which over 40 Taliban insurgents and four soldiers were killed.
Saulat said these moves meant that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
(Tapi), an even more ambitious project, would likely take a back seat for now.
He cited the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
as a stabilising factor.
The participants stressed the international importance of the existing gas pipelines in China, Iran, Russia, and the relevance of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
Natural gas is asserted to be sold to Asian customers through the 1,050-mile Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
The Iran-Pakistan pipeline, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
, and other projects all serve to increase the importance of Balochistan in the eyes of the Chinese.
These include the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline
(TAPI), and Iran-Pakistan-India Pipeline (IPI).
As a democracy ourselves, we welcome the dawn of democracy elsewhere." Noting that the government has broadened India's economic and political relations with the countries of Gulf, West, Central and East Asia, she said India was now a party to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline
project which could "potentially transform the energy scenario in this sub-region."
Today, we are selling gas to Iran, China and Russia and talks on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
are moving at a fast pace.
Islamabad said in March, however, that it was planning to convene a steering committee to discuss an alternate natural gas line, the $7.6 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline
. But last week Ashgabat was considered for an export role in the IPI pipeline.