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India and Iran: Clock’s ticking for Chabahar’s eternal autumn

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani release a postal stamp commemorating growing economic and trade ties between the two nations in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP) By Naveed Ahmad July 3, 2018 India may be zealous in its attempts to gain a foothold on the coastline [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|East Asia, India|

US envoy Haley tells Modi important to cut imports of Iranian oil

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East. (Reuters) June 28, 2018 US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said [...]

By |June 28th, 2018|East Asia, India|

India, oil’s fastest growing buyer, guzzling Iran’s crude as sanctions loom

Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) wells are pictured in an oil field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2016. (REUTERS) June 19, 2018 The world’s fastest-growing oil consumer is guzzling down Iranian crude before US sanctions start squeezing supplies from the Persian Gulf nation. India imported 771,000 barrels of crude [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|East Asia, India|

India’s top bank to stop handling Iran oil payments, imports may be hit

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS) June 17, 2018 India’s imports of Iranian oil may be hit from the end of August after the State Bank [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|East Asia, India|

India’s Nayara Energy begins cutting Iran oil imports

A tanker pictured near the Indian port of Kochi. Indian refiner Nayara Energy has begun cutting imports from Iran. (Shutterstock) June 12, 2018 Indian refiner Nayara Energy, one of the country’s biggest buyers of Iranian oil, began cutting imports this month after the US scrapped a nuclear deal with Tehran and said it [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|East Asia, India|

India’s Reliance to halt oil imports from Iran

India's corporate giant Reliance Industries Ltd. Chairman Mukesh Ambani, right, accompanied by his wife Nita, second from left, arrives for the company's annual general meeting in Mumbai, India, Friday, June 3, 2011. (AP) May 31, 2018 India's Reliance Industries Ltd, owner of the world's biggest refining complex, plans to halt oil imports from [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|East Asia, India|

As Iran licks its wounds post Trump snap, concerns grow further afield in India, Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani release a postal stamp commemorating growing economic and trade ties between the two nations in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP) By Ehtesham Shahid May 17, 2018 US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal may have pleased [...]

By |May 17th, 2018|East Asia, India, Pakistan|

The Indian predicament after the US exit from Iran nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 17, 2018. (REUTERS) By Prakriiti Gupta May 13, 2018 As the United States has pulled out from the Iran nuclear deal, India like the rest [...]

By |May 13th, 2018|East Asia, India|

India’s Iran oil imports fell 15.7 pct in fiscal year 2017/18- trade

An Iranian labourer walks the platform of an oil facility on Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf. (AFP) By Nidhi Verma April 22, 2018 India’s oil imports from Iran during the 2017/18 fiscal year fell by 15.7 percent from a year ago as state refiners reduced purchases after a row over [...]

By |April 22nd, 2018|East Asia, India|

Iran invites Pakistan to join port project with India

A ship bearing various flags parked at Chabahar Port on December 3, 2017. (AFP) March 14, 2018 Iran’s foreign minister has wrapped up a trip to Pakistan in which he made a surprise offer to let Islamabad take part in a major port project partly funded by Pakistan’s archrival India. India has helped [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|India, Pakistan|