Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:
Vajpayee Ji’s visionary leadership.
Visited Sakhalin-I oilfield in Russian Far-East.
Project concluded in 2001 as a result of the futuristic vision of our beloved former PM Sh Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji.
Has proved to be one of our most successful investments abroad.
Our investment of USD 330m in 2001 has already given us a surplus of USD 3.7 bn; it will yield more in the years to come.
Project is an engineering marvel with one of the tallest rigs in the world, at Odaptu which I visited today.