On July 12, Mr. Narendra Modi issued a joint diplomatic statement with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. The statement highlighted the importance of the TAPI pipeline project – a project to construct a gas Pipeline from Turkmenistan to India, via Pakistan and Afghanistan, for the purchase of natural gas. The pipeline would enable India to purchase 12.5 Billion cubic feet of natural gas annually from Turkmenistan. The pipeline would also serve as crucial strategic link for India to the middle east, and help Mr. Modi execute a key agenda in his foreign policy. Here is the history behind the 8 Billion Dollars project and the road ahead for India, brought to you by BITSMUN.