Be cautious: India hasn’t left Iran’s Chabahar

Iran's Chabahar Port on the Arabian Sea. India is investing in the port to facilitate shipping of its good to the region. (ISNA) By Umar Karim August 22, 2020 The Middle Eastern-South Asian borderlands have been the focus of new geopolitical ventures for some years now. The coastal zones of Pakistan and Iran near [...]

By |August 22nd, 2020|East Asia, India, Pakistan|

Is India out of Chabahar port project?

Indian PM 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, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP) By Krzysztof Iwanek July 20, 2020 Over the past few days, various media outlets have been suggesting that Iran and China will sign [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|East Asia, India|

Iran drops India from railway project as China’s shadow looms in background

The railways is to connect Chabahar, Iran's only major port on the Indian Ocean, to Afghanistan and Central Asia. (Getty) July 15, 2020 The media in India say Iran has dropped India from a railway project that will connect Chabahar, a would be trading hub in southern Iran to Zahedan, the capital of [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|East Asia, India|

Iran’s exports to India fall over 94 percent in first quarter of 2020

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, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP) May 29, 2020 Iran’s exports to India fell by more than 94 percent in the first quarter of 2020, according to [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|East Asia, India|

Iran still accepts Shia pilgrims from Pakistan and India arriving to Qom despite coronavirus pandemic

Qom is the eighth largest city in Iran. It lies 125 kilometers by road southwest of Tehran and is the capital of Qom Province. (IRNA) March 30, 2020 Iran has not stopped accepting pilgrims to the Shia holy city of Qom despite the coronavirus outbreak in the country, according to a video circulating on [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|India, Pakistan|

6,000 stranded Indians desperate to return from Iran

Indian protesters demand evacuation from Iran during a protest in front of the Indian embassy in Tehran on March 12, 2020. (Supplied) March 14, 2020 Kayvann Shah has been camping outside the Indian embassy in Tehran for more than two weeks, waiting for his government to evacuate him and thousands of others from [...]

By |March 14th, 2020|East Asia, India|

Khamenei tries to rally Muslims against India for recent violence

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. (AFP) March 6, 2020 In a rare barrage of tweets with a hashtag #IndianMuslimslnDanger, the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the Indian government on Thursday, March 5, for the recent deadly Hindu-Muslim clashes in new Delhi. Joining voices with [...]

By |March 6th, 2020|East Asia, India, Middle East|

Iran and India agree to speed up major port project

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the inauguration of an extension of the port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman on Dec. 3, 2017. (AP) December 24, 2019 Tehran and Delhi have agreed to accelerate the development of an important Iranian port, India’s foreign minister said during a visit to the sanctions-hit Islamic [...]

By |December 24th, 2019|East Asia, India|

US Treasury Secretary to hold talks in India as pressure builds on Iran

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin discusses possible sanctions on Iran before a House appropriations subcommittee. (AP) November 1, 2019 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi on Friday, Indian official said, as part of a tour to build support against Iran over its nuclear program and its ties [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|India, North America, USA|

Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain in this picture obtained from social media, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) August 17, 2019 The captain of the Iranian Grace 1 supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command [...]

By |August 17th, 2019|Europe, India|