Eurasia in India‘s Energy Diplomacy: Exploring the Emerging Equations in the 21st Century
MetadataShow full item record
Energy is considered as a geopolitical commodity of political leverage/vulnerability. Also, it has been considered as a major part of diplomacy of every individual country, promoting economic prosperity or political stability. In context of Eurasia, which is known for its great amount of energy resources in the world, has become fundamentally one of the most important and geopolitical determinant of external power‘s engagements. The study argues that recent geo-economic-political developments in post-2013, and ups-downs (Russian-Ukraine Gas Wars in 2006 and 2009, diversifications of Eurasian energy supplies especially gas, and threatening relations between Europe and Russia etc.) in the Eurasian region have been posing geo-economic and geopolitical challenges to many states within the region. The Energy producers in the Eurasian region particularly Russia and CARs have started moving from the west to the East for energy supply. In addition, Asian demand for energy resources have been diversified particularly India and China are becoming big energy consumers. These changes have brought some of the serious and complex issues before India‘s domestic and foreign policies. It is also seen as a window of opportunities and possibilities of complementarities on the other hand. India as a major energy importer and it's manufacturing-oriented programmes are likely to fasten its energy demands, and Eurasia can provide an incredible opportunity to meet its energy requirements in this connection. Therefore, an attempt has been made to provide a transcontinental study of Eurasian energy as a thrust area for the present research positioning Eurasian region in Indian energy diplomacy, and determining the contours of energy diplomacy. Although, there are many researches about India‘s policy towards the Eurasian region, and few of them focussed on energy trade, and trade in other goods including political relations. But, how energy is a significant factor in India‘s diplomacy towards the Eurasian region in the present geopolitical realities has not been thoroughly investigated. In this backdrop, the present research has been approached by setting three onjectives. Fisrtly, it investigates India‘s position in the changing global energy scenario. To achieve the objective, the study exmines India‘s domestic energy policy and finds that India‘s future of domestic energy production remains clouded given the underinvestment, outdated infrastructure and under-explored basins of the country. It iv leads India to import energy. Secondly, the study has uncovered India‘s diplomatic engagements with the Eurasian region by the way of mapping its quest for energy. It concludes that India‘s energy diplomacy has a wider scope in the Eurasian region to enhance regional integration provided that the same should properly be undertaken by the stakeholder. The third objective investigates India geopolitical space in the Eurasian region. It concludes that the growing role of energy complex zone and transit countries have challenged great powers hierarchy in the region and shaped the new energy geopolitical order. The study explores that how India would create its geopolitical space in the new energeopolitical order. Thus, the research is seen as a contribution to uncover India‘s growing diplomatic space in Eurasian geopolitics from different perspectives by offering different analytical and theoretical insights from the previous studies.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Synergistically modified WS2@PANI binary nanocomposite-based all-solid-state symmetric supercapacitor with high energy density Iqbal, Muzahir; Saykar, Nilesh G.; Alegaonkar, Prashant S.; Mahapatra, Santosh K. (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022-03-09)The rapid development of intelligent, wearable, compact electronic equipment has triggered the need for durable, flexible, and lightweight portable energy storage devices. Nanomaterials that are capable of delivering the ...
Swaroop, Ram; Ahluwalia, P. K.; Tankeshwar, K.; Kumar, Ashok (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017)We report optoelectronic properties of ultra-narrow blue phosphorene nanoribbons (BPNRs) within the state-of-the-art density functional theory framework. The positive but small value of formation energy (?0.1 eV per atom) ...
HeH+Collisions with H2: Rotationally Inelastic Cross Sections and Rate Coefficients from Quantum Dynamics at Interstellar Temperatures Giri, K.; Gonz�lez-S�nchez, L.; Biswas, Rupayan; Yurtsever, E.; Gianturco, F.A.; Sathyamurthy, N.; Lourderaj, U.; Wester, R. (American Chemical Society, 2022-04-01)We report for the first time an accurate ab initio potential energy surface for the HeH+-H2system in four dimensions (4D) treating both diatomic species as rigid rotors. The computed ab initio potential energy point values ...