Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicChabahar port

Topic: Chabahar port

Iran to develop Chabahar rail link on its own, but says ‘doors are open’ for India to join

India is unable to develop the Chabahar-Zahedan rail link under the second phase of the project due to US sanctions. Iran says there's ‘no limit’ to its relations with New Delhi.

Oil, Chabahar, ‘violence against Muslims’ — why India-Iran ties are going into free fall

The Iranian establishment has criticised India for ‘organised violence’ against Muslims, and New Delhi has reprimanded the country’s envoy.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to embark on two-day visit to Iran from Sunday

Jaishankar is expected to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani days after the US provided a rare exemption to India from sanctions on the Chabahar port in Iran.

US grants India ‘narrow exemption’ from sanctions to continue Chabahar port development in Iran

The Trump administration said the exemption will stand so long as Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps do not participate in the port project.

Iran wants India to resume oil imports, says US sanctions unilateral decision

Iranian Ambassador to India Ali Chegeni has said Tehran may look at other markets to procure soymeal, rice if India does not resume normal trade ties with Iran.

Modi govt slashes funding for Iran’s Chabahar Port but is open to spending more if needed

The fund allocation for Chabahar Port in Iran, which India is developing, was slashed by more than half to Rs 45 crore from Rs 150 crore in this Union Budget.

India needs Chabahar Port more than ever now, but Trump’s reckless behaviour could ruin it

China and Pakistan have been working overtime to woo Iran and integrate it into their strategic nexus against India.

Why India’s work on Iran’s Chabahar Port is stalled despite US exemption

European, Chinese suppliers of equipment are reluctant to deliver as they fear adverse impact on their business with US after it imposed sanctions on Iran.

Iran complains India is delaying Chabahar, offers ‘cheaper’ fertilisers to New Delhi

Nitin Gadkari assures India will resolve all issues, says Iranian bank has now been allowed to open branch in Mumbai for faster transactions.

India hopes to fully operationalise Chabahar port in Iran soon: Nitin Gadkari

RBI has given nod to an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai to facilitate transactions related to Chabahar port, says Gadkari

On Camera

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An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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