To: Gengis Khan
Gengis, you sure are pretty stupid! Don't you know that this gas pipeline YOU SUPPORT will cost billions in transit fees paid to Pakistan?
Iran and Pakistan signed a pricing agreement on January 25 when they decided that the landed price for gas at the Iran-Pakistan border would be $4.93 per mBtu. Now for India to get the gas, it would have to sign a separate deal with Pakistan on the transit fees which would add to the price that India would have to pay. The additional fees would include transit fees to the tune of $800 million and another $100 million to the Pakistan army to guard the pipeline. After the price discount, Iran would still earn $9.5 billion in revenue annually. India will pay $5.768 billion annually to buy 90 million standard cu m per day of gas. India would also pay $1.5 per mBtu both for piping gas through Pakistan and as transit fee to Islamabad. - LINK
Show that to your friends, and explain to them why you want to give Pakistan that money and why you think it's a good idea!
To: Tailgunner Joe
Do you see no difference between USA providing (right now)billions of dollars in military aid plus advanced military hardware to kill Indians and a proposed pipeline deal thats could cost billions for which India hasn't paid a cent yet?
One is trade and other is direct military aid and support.
We need to see who's really stupid.
IMO a better way to access Iranian oil would be to free up Balochistan and the billions of India would have to shell out anyways would be better spent on stirring up the independence movement in Balochistan then passing the money to Pakistan. Either way my only concern is Iranian oil comes to India. We dont need anti-India, terrorist supporters and Paki-supporters advising us on how we should conduct our affairs. Thank you very much.
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