1st Edition

India’s Energy Security

Edited By Ligia Noronha, Anant Sudarshan Copyright 2009
    260 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores the multifaceted aspects of India’s energy security concerns. Bringing together a set of opinions and analysis from experts and policymakers, it sheds light on the context of India’s energy insecurity and explores its various dimensions, its nature and extent. Contributors examine the role that trade, foreign and security policy should play in enhancing India’s energy security. It is argued that the key challenge for India is to increase economic growth while at the same time keeping energy demands low. This is especially challenging with the transition from biomass to fossil fuels, the growth of motorized private transport, and rising incomes, aspirations and changing lifestyles. The book suggests that at this time there are strong arguments to lessen the fossil fuel path dependence and it argues for a need to engage with all the key sources of this dependence to implement a process of energy change.

    India’s Energy Security is a timely contribution given the national and international interest in the issue of energy security and the possibility that energy concerns have the potential of becoming the cause of serious international conflicts. It will be of interest to academics and policy makers working in the field of Asian Studies, Energy Policy, International Relations and Security Studies.

    Foreword Rajendra K. Pachauri  Preface Ligia Noronha and Anant Sudarshan Part 1: Understanding India’s Energy Security Concerns  1. Contextualizing India’s Energy Security  Anant Sudarshan and Ligia Noronha  2. India’s Energy Challenges and Choices  Surya Sethi  3. Energy and Poverty in India  Eshita Gupta and Anant Sudarshan  Part 2: The Global Context: Trade and Geopolitics  4. Trading in World Energy Market  Nitya Nanda  5. Geopolitics of West Asian and Central Asian Oil & Gas: Implications for India’s Energy Security  Talmiz Ahmad  6. Natural Gas Pipelines: Geopolitics, affordability, Security Dimensions  Ravi Kumar Batra  7. India-China Energy Cooperation  Sudha Mahalingam  8. Security of Maritime Energy Lifelines: Policy Imperatives for India  Gurpreet S. Khurana  9. Energy Security and Indian Foreign Policy  C. Raja Mohan  Part 3: Energy Consumption and Technology Choices  10. Lifestyles and Energy Consumption  Mitali Das Gupta  11. Technology Options for India’s Energy Security: A Summary of a Modelling Exercise  Pradeep K. Dadhich  12. Incentivizing Change in Energy Choices  Ajay Mathur, Koshy Cherail, and Deepti Mahajan  Part 4: Nuclear Energy for India – the Debate  13. Nuclear Power Growth: An Option for Sustaining Indian Energy Requirements  Ravi B. Grover  14. The Many Phases of Nuclear Insecurity  M.V. Ramana and J. Y. Suchitra  Looking Ahead Ligia Noronha


    Ligia Noronha is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Resources and Global Security Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India.  

    Anant Sudarshan is a PhD student in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, US and a visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Energy Security at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India.