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Friday 21 January, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Issue of Debt

Vedanta Resources PLC
21 January 2005


NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION INTO OR IN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN. THIS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES
ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR AN ADVERTISEMENT OF AN OFFER OF
SECURITIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION.

21 January 2005

Vedanta Resources plc has successfully re-opened its 6.625% Bonds due 2010 and
is issuing an additional US$100 million, bringing the total issue size to US$600
million. Once this issue is completed, Vedanta Resources plc has no further
plans at this time to raise additional funds in the international bond market.

The bonds referred to herein (the 'Bonds') have not been, and will not be,
registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'US Securities
Act') and may not be offered or sold in the United States (as defined in
Regulation S under the US Securities Act ('Regulation S')), absent registration
under the US Securities Act or an applicable exemption from the registration
requirements. There will be no public offering of the Bonds in the United
States.

This release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United
States.

Neither this release nor any copy of it is for distribution, directly or
indirectly, in or into the United States (as defined in Regulation S).

Stabilisation/FSA

For further information, please contact:

Peter Sydney-Smith, Finance Director              Tel: +44 20 7499 5900
John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations            +44 787 964 2675
Vedanta Resources plc

James Murgatroyd                                  Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
Robin Walker
Finsbury

Notes to Editors

Vedanta is a London listed diversified metals and mining group.  Our principal
operations are located throughout India, with further operations in Zambia and
Australia.  The major metals produced are aluminium, copper, zinc and lead.




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