Afghanistan launches new export route to India through Iran

Slipping popularity. Iranian President Hassan Rohani poses at the inauguration a newly built extension of the Chabahar port last December. (AP) February 25, 2019 Afghanistan began exports to India through an Iranian port on Sunday, official said, as the landlocked, war-torn nation turns to overseas markets to improve its economy. Officials said 23 [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Afghanistan, East Asia, India, Palestine|

Renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran revive fortunes of an Indian bank

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 Pradipta Mukherjee February 23, 2019 Renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports are giving a boost to the profits of [...]

By |February 23rd, 2019|East Asia, India|

India’s oil imports from Iran plunged 45 pct in January year on year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 23, 2016. (AP) February 16, 2019 India’s oil imports from Iran fell by 45 percent in January to 270,500 barrels per day oil (bpd), ship tracking data reviewed by Reuters showed, below [...]

By |February 16th, 2019|East Asia, India|

India’s Iran sanctions exceptions must include safeguards

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 Annie Fixler and Varsha Koduvayur January 21, 2019 Iran and India announced last week that New Delhi hopes to start operations [...]

By |January 21st, 2019|East Asia, India|

India’s Iranian oil imports fell by 41 percent in December under US pressure

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. (REUTERS) January 12, 2019 India’s oil imports from Iran fell by 41 percent in December to 302,000 barrels per day oil (bpd), ship [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|East Asia, India|

India takes over operation at Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port

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) January 9, 2019 The Indian government has officially assumed the responsibility of Chabahar Port in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast Iran. It is the first time that India [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|East Asia, India|

India takes over Iran’s strategic Chabahar port

Iran's Chabahar Port on the Arabian Sea. India is investing in the port to facilitate shipping of its good to the region. (ISNA) December 26, 2018 India has formally taken over operations of Iran's strategic Chabahar Port, a move that could have significant geopolitical ramifications in the region. The port on the Indian [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|East Asia, India|

US exempts Indian-backed port in Iran from sanctions

Iranian Chabahar port. (Getty Images) November 7, 2018 The United States said Tuesday it would exempt Iran’s Indian-backed port of Chabahar from new sanctions on Tehran, recognizing the value of the project to Afghanistan. Iran late last year inaugurated the port on the Indian Ocean which provides a key supply route to landlocked [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Afghanistan, India|

An Iranian influence campaign has been targeting Indians on Twitter

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013. (REUTERS) By Aria Thaker November 3, 2018 For nearly two years, Indians have been targeted by a digital influence campaign that has likely been orchestrated by the Iranian state, or by [...]

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

Trump’s Iran sanctions resolve faces test from oil-thirsty China, India

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on June 9, 2018, during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. (AFP) October 29, 2018 Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced in May he would reimpose sanctions on Iran, the State Department began telling countries around the world the clock was ticking for [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|East Asia, India, North America, USA|