Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: India-Iran

Iran FM to visit India next week, talks on Afghanistan, crude oil & Chabahar on agenda

This will be Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s maiden visit to India since taking over in August. But he has been in regular touch with EAM Jaishankar.

Iran expects ‘friend’ India to resume oil purchases soon, says envoy Chegeni

Ambassador Ali Chegeni says Iran & India will open ‘new chapter’ in bilateral ties under new President Raisi. Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian set to visit India later this month.

Iran’s foreign minister to visit India as new Taliban govt begins to settle in Afghanistan

Iran is urging India to play larger role in Afghanistan and establish working relationship with Taliban. It also wants India to work out solution with US & resume oil imports.

Jaishankar to attend swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi tomorrow

Ministry of External Affairs Wednesday announced that Dr S Jaishankar will call on the president and also meet other leaders during the two-day visit to Iran.

Iran and Russia’s anxiety over surging Taliban will be key to India’s new Afghan policy

As India braces itself for a Taliban-dominated regime in Afghanistan, New Delhi’s role in Kabul’s strategic frame should outlive the Ashraf Ghani government.

PM Modi congratulates Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi on election victory

Ebrahim Raisi, former head of Iran's judiciary, won a landslide victory in the country's presidential elections Saturday.

Iran bans flights from India and Pakistan amid spike in Covid infections

Several other countries in the region, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kuwait, also have banned flights to and from India over the rise in coronavirus cases there.

India has accelerated work on Chabahar Port, likely to be operational by May: US report

In 2015, India agreed to help develop Iran's Chabahar Port and an associated railway that would enable India to trade with Afghanistan unimpeded by Pakistan.

India has ‘no immediate plans’ to resume oil purchases from Iran after Trump’s White House exit

The incoming Joe Biden administration will take time to lift Trump’s sanctions and return to the Iran nuclear deal, so India is adopting a cautious approach.

India could lose basmati rice market in Iran to Pakistan as US sanctions disrupt payments

Tehran and New Delhi explore barter trading options even as Iran has stepped up importing basmati rice from Pakistan. 

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India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.