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A deal that has been in the works for years to send natural gas from Iran to India through Pakistan is moving forward, with an agreement anticipated within months. However, some early supporters are questioning whether the time has passed for the proposed pipeline, which also faces opposition from the United States. VOA’s Steve Herman in New Delhi reports.

 

 

Indian officials say Iran has offered to lower prices by 30 percent in an attempt to conclude a deal to send Iranian liquefied natural gas to India via Pakistan. Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee discussed the $7 billion project with Iranian officials in Tehran during a two-day visit this week. Iran has offered to hold a summit for heads of governments of the three countries to sign the deal, which would send 70 million cubic meters of gas a year to India.

 

 Iran has offered to hold a summit for heads of governments of the three countries to sign the deal, which would send 70 million cubic meters of gas a year to India. Indian officials have said this week that an agreement could be expected by June. 

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