Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicIndia-Iran

Topic: India-Iran

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. 

Jaishankar in Iran as India’s worried about China deal & Beijing ‘grabbing’ Chabahar Port

Foreign Minister Jaishankar met his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif amid concerns over alliance proposed by Iran, which will include China, Turkey, Russia & Pakistan.

Rajnath Singh discusses bilateral ties, regional security with Iran in ‘fruitful meeting’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to Iran comes a day after he voiced India's deep concern about the situation in the Persian Gulf.

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.

MEA summons Iranian Ambassador over foreign minister’s remarks on Delhi communal riots 

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif had Monday tweeted condemnation of the riots, telling India not to let ‘senseless thuggery prevail’.  

Modi govt now wants Egypt to buy surplus wheat, after refusing Turkey and desperate Iran

Egypt's main wheat buying agency is looking to purchase 6,00,000 MT of soft or milling wheat and India is eyeing this contract.

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif lands in India today for ‘gentle push’ on oil imports

Javad Zarif’s India trip comes amid tensions between Tehran and Washington over the killing of senior Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike. 

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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