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  • Persian Gulf 2016-17: India's Relations with the Region

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press

    The Persian Gulf-2016-17 is fifth in the series published by MEI @ ND and first in collaboration with the IDSA. It Examines India’s bilateral relations with the region and focusses on developments during 2015 and 2016. It gives a comprehensive account of the strategic, political, economic and cultural aspects of bilateral developments and also provides in depth analysis of internal dynamics of the Persian Gulf countries.

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    Importance of PM Modi’s Visit to Iran: Opportunities and Challenges for India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran is important in many ways. It came at a time when India is seriously contemplating activation of its ‘Look West’ policy and banking on Iran as a ‘gateway’ and provider of a corridor to Central Asia and Afghanistan. The visit sought to revitalise India–Iran bilateral relations which has passed through an uncertain phase during the last decade.

    September 2016

    Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

    Modi’s Visit to Iran: Will it provide a New Momentum to Bilateral Relations?

    This is an appropriate time to engage Iran, take the relationship forward and concretise many pending projects on connectivity and energy cooperation.

    May 16, 2016

    Impact of Iran’s Return for the Oil Market and India

    As was anticipated, the nuclear sanctions imposed against Iran were finally lifted on January 16, 2016 after it was certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran had met its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached in July 2015 among six world powers.

    May 2016

    Re-calibrating Iran-India Energy Ties

    Re-calibrating Iran-India Energy Ties

    India needs to capitalise on the emerging Iranian gas supply market and the current low price scenario, before rival consumers snap up Iranian exports or prices go up. Developing broader relations that entail incorporating gas supplies from Iran would give India greater leverage at a time when other countries in South Asia are emerging as key gas importers.

    November 10, 2015

    India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

    India’s Renewed Interest in Chabahar: Need to Stay the Course

    India has to play a critical role in developing and thereby realising the full potential of Chabahar port which will significantly boost its image as a proactive regional power that is building such critical infrastructure not only to maximise its financial and strategic gains but also to propel regional growth and prosperity.

    May 13, 2015

    Need to revive Iran-India energy ties

    Need to revive Iran-India energy ties

    The possible lifting of the sanctions on Iran will lead to a rush for a share of the lucrative Iranian energy pie similar to Myanmar’s opening up last year. India cannot afford to be left behind.

    September 30, 2014

    Iran under Hassan Rohani: Imperatives for the region and India

    The victory of moderate cleric Hassan Rohani as the President and his accommodative overtures have potentials of driving Iran into a new era of relationship with the neighbourhood as well as with the US.

    July 19, 2013

    India and Iran Relations: Sustaining the Momentum

    The recent visit by the external affairs minister can be viewed as continuation of new diplomatic push to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Iran despite the difficulties of economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU. However, the real test for both the countries is to maintain and sustain the current momentum.

    May 20, 2013

    Iran and India: The Need for Constructive Re-engagement

    Since the Islamic Revolution, Iran and the United States have been locked in a bitter conflict. Although it has not yet degenerated into a war, as has been the case with some international conflicts, isolation of the Islamic government has become the basic objective of US foreign policy towards Iran. US policymakers maintain that economic sanctions can force the government of Iran to change its policy on many international issues.

    January 2013