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India should speed up commitments in Chabahar port as China renews interest

During his recent visit to Japan, Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe welcomed the prospects of cooperation between the two countries for promoting peace and prosperity in South Asia and neighbouring region such as Iran and Afghanistan. This, as agreed upon by both the countries, would be done through bilateral and trilateral cooperation, inter-alia,…

India receives 1st parcel of Iranian oil for underground War Reserves

India has imported the first parcel of Iranian oil to partly fill the underground strategic oil storage it has built at Mangalore. "Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) received the first parcel of crude oil for delivery into the Mangalore cavern of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL)," the company said in a statement. The…

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India-Japan Cooperation on Chabahar Could be a Game-Changer for Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Iran drew a great deal of interest, largely on account of the tripartite agreement for the development of the Chabahar port, a deal that lay in waiting for over a decade. For India, the collaborative venture with Iran and Afghanistan would not only boost its economic ambitions in…

Chinese and Iranian Technology can help to Rescue Indian Cities from Rising Air Pollution

China has offered to help India with cutting edge technology in order to battle the rising pollution in both the developing nations. Beijing's reported offer has come just as the two vast nations are engaged in a diplomatic tussle over the matter of New Delhi's membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group.A top Chinese official has said the Communist country…

India And The New Great Game In Central Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is once again visiting Central Asia – Tashkent to be specific, and will be attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. If one traces on a map most of the routes of his foreign visits over the last one year or so, and then observes where the common point of interjection…

India’s new oil diplomacy aimed at sweetened deals

The government is leveraging its position as world’s fastest growing economy and one of the world’s biggest energy consumers to secure sweetened energy deals globally by renegotiating gas contracts, signing long term crude deals at discounted prices and buying oil equity. Petronet LNG Limited, India’s largest gas importer would have at least saved $8 billion…

India and Iran: Changing the Great Game

"The historic pact between India and Iran recently to build Chabahar port in Iran has the potential to alter the dynamics of “The Great Game” for good. The pact, which will kick off a transport-and-trade corridor linking India to Afghanistan via Iran, dramatically adds new players to the game, constructs a compelling economic dimension, and has the potential…

India and Pakistan can both benefit from Chahbahar

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran, many analysts argued that the Chahbahar agreement is a strategic move by New Delhi to bypass Islamabad. It was also projected as a move to counter the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), being built by Beijing under its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s…

India’s $500 million port deal with Iran is a Masterstroke by Modi

  Barely five months after the US and the European Union lifted economic sanctions on Iran, Narendra Modi has pulled off something of a masterstroke. On May 22, the Indian prime minister flew down to Tehran and the next day signed 12 agreements, including a deal to develop Iran’s Chabahar port. India will spend $500…

Japan to team up with India to develop Chabahar Port

Tokyo hopes to team up with India in the development of the regional logistics hub in southeastern Iran, according to the Nikkei Asian Review citing its sources on Sunday. The report said Tokyo wants to be part of a project on the construction of a site, which is set to include a port and an…

Sushma Swaraj impresses Iranian leadership; convinces Russia, Chinese on Indo-US logistics deal

  Soon after agreeing in-principle to finalise a Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) with the United States for the purpose of sharing military bases, including providing facilities of refuelling and repair, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to Iran and then Moscow to interact with her Russian and Chinese counterparts has proved a fine act of…

India, Iran closer to Chabahar deal after Sushma Swaraj’s visit

\Energy returned to the top of the engagement between India and Iran after two quick visits, by oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan and foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, taking forward the progress on the Chabahar port and India's equity stake in Farzad-B gas field. In talks between Swaraj and her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, the two…