外文标题：India willing to export electricity to Pakistan
NEW DELHI, INDIA: India is ready to help Pakistan alleviate its energy crisis by setting up a power transmission line across the border, sources in the Indian Enery Ministry said.
Pakistan, which already purchases electricity from Iran, has sought to purchase power to alleviate some of the acute energy crisis it is currently facing and has sought the supply of 500 Mega Watts of power from its Eastern neighbour.
As part of this, a delegation from the Indian Power Ministry, led by Joint Secretary Rita Acharya visited Pakistan earlier this week. They discussed the broad contours of the proposed arrangement and explored points which can be used to hook-up to the grid in Pakistan through a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) line. However, details and modalities of the purchase and the techno-commercial as well as sovereign arrangements still need to be worked out.
Sources said the transmission line may not take very long to build and power could start flowing in matter of months, even though India will have to build a transmission network at its end and transmission lines for power transmission may need to be developed. A formal timeline was not offered.
However, they said that the main obstacle remained building a political will around the move.
India has an installed capacity of over 2,11,000 MW plans to add another 88,000 MW electricity by March, 2017.
We should take electricity from India. It will increase friendly relations
This is surely a joke. India has bigger power deficit than Pakistan. I think this will end like IPI pipeline, lot of bang at the beginning but ended in a whimper. Mian sahib should take this slowly.
Problem is not electricity, problem is cost of electricity.
News says nothing about cost. ET please provide price of electricity offered by India.
if they selling it for Rs. 20/unit we can give money to IPP for same cost and keep the jobs inside Pakistan.
Since when does India have ample electricity. They also face power outages like us.
I can speak for four cities where I have lived so far in India, namely, Jaipur, Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. These cities don’t have any power cuts, not even for half an hour. I hope that answers your question. Those days are long gone. I can concede though there might be some load shedding in nondescript villages in distant parts of India, but the condition in cities is much better now.
So this was the plan after all, to stop developing our own power plants and then one day we will be asking our well known foe to give us some of theirs….
Please accept the offer and pay them on time. Can’t find a better alternative at this time. May also reduce electricity prices due to foreign competition.
We don’t want to share our electricity to pakistan even though we will be around 3,00,000 MW power output by 2017, unless and until it will be a bargaining chip for india
At best this can be only a short term measure as India itself is electricity deficient. However, its a good gesture on India’s part.
Where is all weather friend China???? During power cuts Chinese r not able to help u????
Waste of time and money. Pakistan needs to look for its own best interest. We should focus on the Iran pipeline instead.
Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
India would be welcomed to export electricity to Pakistan, provided the per unit electricity rate is cheaper the the per unit electricity rate of KESC and other electricity generating companies of Pakistan.
Just one question, is there any load-shedding going on in India itself? If that is the case, then how can India will export electrify to Pakistan? It would be good for India to first provide electricity to its own people than to Pakistanis.
Unclean, infidel, enemy no 1′s electricity – no way….. we better be in darkness.
This is the stupidest idea ever. I can’t believe Pakistan is still stuck on buying electricity. Next step will be buying water from india. SHAME ON YOU NAWAZ!!!
Can the Indians loans us some of their experts to take care of and teach us how to run our affairs as efficiently as they do their? May be some of CM Bihar’s advisors on how to make an economy prosper when its people do, and some from Mr Laloo Parshad’s, their Minister for Railways, to come over and run our Railway for us, please?
Near future the indian electricity production comes around 20 times than that of pakistan production.I can’t believe……no comparison between both countries.
Pipe dream ???? Why can’t India provide electricity to her own masses first ?
306.2m Indians, 15m Pakistanis live without electricity: WB
There are many people here who asked if their is load shedding in india too. I can tell you about Delhi. Yes there is load shedding here too but its frequency has decreased sharply in past few years. If there was 5-8 hour power cut everyday some 5 years ago, now its only like 1 hour in a week. Sometimes even less than that.
I live in Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India. I have never experienced any power shortages (or load shedding) in residential areas. There is load shadding for 8 hours a week in Industrial estates, but never in houses. The only time I see power cut is when there is some technical issues in AEC and that too they fix it in an hour or two!!
About people saying why can’t we provide electricity to entire country first.. we are in a process. the new capacity of 80,000 MW by 2017 is the part of that. But one thing about electricity generation is, you lose electricity in longer distances and you can’t really store it for long.. so it’s going to be lost, so better to give/sell it to a nearby neighbor then waste it. It solves their problem and generate revenue and create positive relations with our neighbors. Hope this makes sense.
NO electricity should be given to ungrateful Pakistanis. They should remain in the 7th century
No light before kashmir ,if india is willing to give kashmir we can THINK about purchasing from them .
As if india is in desperate condition to sell electricity to pakistan lol…are u living in moon!!
India are building dams on our river and Depriving us of our water and they want to now SELL us our own right. Hilarious!! Biggest joke of century
We should NOT buy electricity made
from our own stolen water by India?.
We should make our own dames.
first stop stealing our wind to Punjab, Rajastan, jammu-kashmir, then we will consider water.