Analysis of the Geopolitics and Geo-Economy of Iran – India Gas Pipeline

Document Type : Original Article


1 - Associate Professor of Political Geography, Azad-e Islami University, Unit of Science & Researches, Tehran

2 – Ph.D. Student of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran


In the beginning of 21th century, the request for natural gas has the highest growth. Most economical progress of India has caused that needing it to energy and natural gas is increasing. Between varieties of choices for gas import, Indian government choosing land gas pipeline of Iran – India. Therefore transiting gas pipeline through Pakistan territory is a necessity. But there is problem that, whether economical cooperations of three states of India, Pakistan and Iran in project of gas pipeline, can resolve geopolitics conflicts to the economical benefits? For reply to the problem, in this research has been used descriptive - analytic method. The results of the research have confirmed that geopolitical and geoeconomical aims of India, Pakistan and Iran in land pipeline project is not equal and economical cooperations can not resolve geopolitics conflicts of between three states. Therefore insecurity is the biggest challenge for gas pipeline in Pakistan territory. 


Volume 2, Issue 4
July 2005
Pages 27-45
  • Receive Date: 23 October 2006
  • Revise Date: 11 December 2006
  • Accept Date: 15 January 2007
  • First Publish Date: 15 January 2007