India, Russia, others reject Iran’s fruit and vegetables

Decoration of fruit and vegetables at a market in Tehran, Mar 11, 2016. (Supplied) December 13, 2021 A trade representative in Tehran has said various countries have banned imports of Iranian fruits and vegetables due to mold or high pesticide residues. Mostafa Daraeinejad the head of Iran’s fruit and vegetables association told the [...]

By |December 13th, 2021|India, Russia|

New gas dispute flares up between Iran and India

Indian firms led by ONGC Videsh have been negotiating with Iran for development rights of Farzad B gas field. (Shutterstock) By Faramarz Davar October 20, 2021 Hot on the heels of the Crescent debacle, Iran is rapidly becoming embroiled in another transnational oil and gas dispute – this time with the Indian government. The [...]

By |October 20th, 2021|India|

India’s Adani Ports to stop handling containers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan

A container terminal is seen at Mundra Port, one of the ports handled by India's Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, April 1, 2014. (Reuters) October 11, 2021 India's largest port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone APSE.NS said on Monday that its terminals would [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Afghanistan, East Asia, India, Pakistan|

India seizes $2.72 billion of Afghan heroin shipped from Iran

Indian policemen stand guard at the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) office. (Reuters) September 22, 2021 Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) amid the chaos following last month's takeover of the country by the Taliban. Afghanistan [...]

By |September 22nd, 2021|Afghanistan, India|

Taliban control creates new risk for the region: clashes with India or Iran

Taliban fighters sit on a vehicle along the street in Jalalabad province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 15, 2021. (AFP) By Hayat Alvi August 18, 2021 Now that the Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, 20 years after the 9/11 attacks and the U.S. military campaign that had removed them from power, the balance of power has shifted [...]

By |August 18th, 2021|Afghanistan, India|

Iran bans flights from India and Pakistan

A couple wearing protective face masks following a coronavirus outbreak walk in the Iranian city of Qom. (Reuters) April 24, 2021 Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting the country’s civil aviation agency has banned all flights to and from India and Pakistan because of the dramatic surge in coronavirus cases in the [...]

By |April 24th, 2021|India, Pakistan|

Iran receives 150,000 doses of India’s Covid jab

Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines are being unloaded at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP) March 12, 2021 Iran has received a shipment of 150,000 doses of an Indian Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, local media reported Thursday. "The coronavirus vaccine shipment from India arrived at (Tehran's) Imam Khomeini airport containing 150,000 doses," [...]

By |March 12th, 2021|East Asia, India|

Iran behind Israel embassy attack in India, bomb planted by local Shia cell

Security officials examine the site of an explosion near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, India, Jan 29, 2021. (Reuters) March 8, 2021 Iran’s Quds Force was behind the January attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, but a local Shia cell in India planted the bomb, Indian media said central counterterrorism [...]

By |March 8th, 2021|East Asia, India|

India merchants almost halt exports to Iran as its rupee reserves fall

Under U.S. sanctions, Tehran is unable to use U.S. dollars to transact oil sales. (AFP) March 4, 2021 Indian merchants have almost entirely stopped signing new export contracts with Iranian buyers for commodities such as rice, sugar and tea, due to caution about Tehran’s dwindling rupee reserves with Indian banks, six industry officials [...]

By |March 4th, 2021|East Asia, India|

Larger crop, lack of rupees curb Iran’s record Indian sugar appetite

Sellers wearing masks in an Iranian fruit market, June 15, 2020. (Reuters) By Maytaal Angel and Rajendra Jadhav December 22, 2020 India will be unable to count on Iran, one of its most important sugar customers, for its upcoming export drive as an increase in Iranian production and Tehran’s shortage of rupees limit [...]

By |December 22nd, 2020|East Asia, India|