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Indian and Pakistani officials are expected to travel to Iran next week for more talks.

The United States opposes the project because it fears the pipeline would undermine international sanctions against Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons program.

India, which used 33 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2005, is expected to require more than 145 billion cubic meters of gas by 2025.

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