The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation by Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas of India. Among the challenging issues confronting India and the economically dynamic south Asian countries are the need for significant LNG imports, the prospective TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline and global competition for energy resources. Dr. Moily has held a number of important government positions, including being Minster of Power and Corporate Affairs; Chairman of the Administrative Reform Commission; and Chief Minister of Karnataka state. As Chief Minister, he laid the foundation for the explosive world challenging growth of the Indian IT sector in Bangalore. Dr. Moily is also a noted author having written acclaimed epic Indian poem, Sri Ramayana Mahanveshanam. The presentation by Dr. Moily on the pressing energy security issues in the Asian region was followed by a moderated discussion.