At present, India carries out cross border power trade with __?
1. Pakistan
2. Nepal
3. Bhutan
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [B] 2 & 3

Out of the given options, India has cross border electricity trade with only Bhutan and Nepal. India Pakistan energy trade has been a topic of speculation for some time now. On the other hand, India has also decided to approve the cross-border trading on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) with an objective to facilitate an integrated power grid for members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). As of now, the India-Bhutan, India-Nepal and India-Bangladesh grids are interconnected and cross-border trade is already taking place through
these. Next in line seems to be Sri Lanka. While an India-Sri-Lanka asynchronous interconnection is being finalized, an India-Pakistan grid is also being considered.

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