India steel Minister expects to increase coking coal imports from Russia

India’s Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he was confident India’s imports of coking coal from Russia would increase significantly in coming months, adding that steelmakers had started testing samples of Russian coal. 

India long depended on Australia to meet most of its coking coal requirements but has progressively cut down on imports from the country in the last three years. 

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