India out of 'peace pipeline' as Iran, Pakistan seal gas deal
The Times of India

Iran has formally signed a $7.6-billion cross-border pipeline deal to supply 750 million cubic feet of natural gas daily to Pakistan from mid-2014, ignoring India that was part of the original plan conceived in the 1990s.

The pipeline will connect Iran's giant South Pars gas fields with Pakistan's restive Balochistan province in the southwest and Sindh in the south. Once the gas starts flowing in, it will account for 20 percent of Pakistan's needs, IRNA reported.

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