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Dealing with the Iran conundrum — The future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime
Jun 13, 2019

Dealing with the Iran conundrum — The future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime

The lack of consensus amongst key stakeholders in the nuclear non-proliferation regime has been an underlying factor in the discord that surrounds san

Despite Trump walkout on Iran, Delhi should back Europe
May 10, 2018

Despite Trump walkout on Iran, Delhi should back Europe

During the 2017 winter session of parliament, PM Modi stated that India’s foreign policy stood on its own independent merit, and if it wanted to purchase oil from Iran, it would do so.

Did India need to stop buying oil from Iran?
Feb 27, 2023

Did India need to stop buying oil from Iran?

Reflecting the current geopolitical realities, India’s position on Iran’s oil import vastly differs from its position on Russia

Does Trump have a policy on Iran?
Nov 26, 2018

Does Trump have a policy on Iran?

It is quite evident that Trump did not have a compelling set of arguments for his actions against Iran, particularly when the sole body that was manda

Donald Trump's Iran gamble could hit India too
Oct 10, 2017

Donald Trump's Iran gamble could hit India too

New Delhi's bid to counter the One Belt One Road by creating transportation linkages through the Iranian ports, is at stake.

Firebrand cleric scores above Iran-backed militias in the recent elections in Iraq
Oct 21, 2021

Firebrand cleric scores above Iran-backed militias in the recent elections in Iraq

Iraq witnessed a new political force stepping into power as Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc emerged victorious in the recent elections

Gadkari’s visit signals that India is committed to strong ties with Iran despite setbacks
Aug 10, 2017

Gadkari’s visit signals that India is committed to strong ties with Iran despite setbacks

New Delhi must work with the Rouhani government to ensure that bilateral irritants in fostering economic ties between the two nations are resolved soon.

Hassan Rouhani in India: Will India-Iran ties match the rhetoric?
Feb 16, 2018

Hassan Rouhani in India: Will India-Iran ties match the rhetoric?

As New Delhi welcomes Rouhani, the two sides will be hoping to assuage each other’s concerns even as they will try to build partnership, which has often struggled to match the rhetoric surrounding it.

How the Iran nuke deal gives India room in the Greater Middle East
Jul 15, 2015

How the Iran nuke deal gives India room in the Greater Middle East

India's thinking about the Middle East, whether from the UPA or NDA, has tended to be ideological and rooted in their domestic political considerations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to break from this tradition and develop a strategy towards the Middle East that is firmly anchored in realpolitik.

How US sanctions are fatal to Iran’s COVID19 fight
Apr 09, 2020

How US sanctions are fatal to Iran’s COVID19 fight

More than the inaction of the Iranian government, questions have been raised regarding the role of US sanctions in crippling Iran’s economy, infrast

In Iran–Saudi tensions, the stakes are global
Oct 01, 2019

In Iran–Saudi tensions, the stakes are global

The ensuing kerfuffle between the US, Iran and Saudi Arabia has displayed the different directions that both Riyadh and Washington have taken, despite

In post-ISIS Iraq, Iran emerges a significant player
Oct 26, 2017

In post-ISIS Iraq, Iran emerges a significant player

It is bewildering to notice the whimper and not the promised bang ISIS ended with.

India and Iran: More than what meets the eye
Aug 23, 2017

India and Iran: More than what meets the eye

It is in New Delhi’s interests to maintain cordial relations with Iran.

India should strike right balance in Saudi, Iran ties: Expert
May 02, 2019

India should strike right balance in Saudi, Iran ties: Expert

The political tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran can be better understood through the lens of ‘regimes.’

India, Iran and the story of Chabahar
Oct 27, 2014

India, Iran and the story of Chabahar

After over a decade of declared intentions, India has finally decided to put money on the strategically important Chabahar project. It's a sad story of how bold intentions of leaders were stalled by the different perspectives in different ministries of the Government itself.

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle
Dec 22, 2007

India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle

Dr P R Kumaraswamy, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, initiated a discussion on ¿India, Iran and the US: The Problematic Triangle¿ at the ORF Chennai Chapter of the Observer Research Foundation on 22 December 2007.

India, Iran, and the Afghanistan crisis
Nov 22, 2021

India, Iran, and the Afghanistan crisis

Can Iran and India come together to manage the Afghanistan crisis and the security threat posed by it?

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions
May 14, 2015

India-Iran and the Easing of Sanctions

India's deepening engagement with the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as Israel could also moderate New Delhi's diplomatic ties with Tehran. India-Iran relations were at their peak during then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's visit to Tehran in 2001 and then Iranian President Mohammad Khatami's visit to India in 2003.

India-Iran energy diplomacy: Facts & tacts of balancing act
May 31, 2013

India-Iran energy diplomacy: Facts & tacts of balancing act

India's ties with Iran have clearly been strained by the latter's tumultuous relationship with the United States, with the Iran factor equally imposing constraints on India-US relations. India has had to walk a diplomatic tightrope in balancing its relationships with these countries.

India-Iran relations require rethinking: Advisor to Iranian President
Apr 19, 2011

India-Iran relations require rethinking: Advisor to Iranian President

India and Iran are not in the place they deserve to be in the global order, and they can play a more important and significant role by enhancing their cooperation, according to Mr. Ali Akbar Javanfekr, presidential advisor for press affairs to Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran.

India-Iran ties: More challenges than opportunities
Feb 19, 2018

India-Iran ties: More challenges than opportunities

The visit by Iran’s president to New Delhi has come at a tricky time in the bilateral relationship.

India-Iran: The parting of ways
May 14, 2019

India-Iran: The parting of ways

India has completely stopped the import of oil from Iran to comply with a US order reimposing sanctions on the country.

India’s growing Iran dilemma
Apr 25, 2019

India’s growing Iran dilemma

The Iran sanction waiver issue is just the latest manifestation of New Delhi’s rising challenge in managing ties with Tehran.

India’s Iran conundrum is back
Apr 29, 2019

India’s Iran conundrum is back

The Trump administration’s sanctions hardball puts New Delhi in a tight spot.

India’s options as US announces end of Iran waiver 
Apr 24, 2019

India’s options as US announces end of Iran waiver 

The United States’ decision to end waivers from Iran sanctions for countries dependent on Iranian oil poses tough political and economic questions f

India’s revamped interests defines Chabahar and its relations with Iran
Mar 07, 2020

India’s revamped interests defines Chabahar and its relations with Iran

New Delhi now ought to prove its logistical capabilities in accomplishing the full potential of the port to maintain its credibility in the global con

Indo-Iranian cooperation in Afghanistan faces challenges
May 08, 2013

Indo-Iranian cooperation in Afghanistan faces challenges

Iran's standoff with neighbouring and Western nations does pose a problem for India which has to balance its relations with Iran against its interest in deepening relations with the US. Collaborating with US initiatives in Afghanistan that exclude Iran might persuade the latter to remove the preferential treatment given to India at Chabahar.

Indo-Iranian stalemate over Farzad B
May 16, 2017

Indo-Iranian stalemate over Farzad B

Iran is not an easy customer, and this has been proven time and again with India’s projects in the country.

International Conference on Iran: 25 Years After the Revolution
Mar 08, 2004

International Conference on Iran: 25 Years After the Revolution

'New' India-'New' Iran must understand one another India and Iran must understand each other in the full range of their political, economic, social and cultural perspectives and put to use this understanding in the context of the changing contours of the international environment, according to Mr. Brajesh Mishra, National Security Advisor and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India.

Israel, Iran, and shadowboxing for deterrence
Apr 20, 2024

Israel, Iran, and shadowboxing for deterrence

The chase for strategic one-upmanship by Iran and Israel could lead to an expanded regional war with global, long-term ramifications

Looking Beyond the 'Tiranga Yatra'
Feb 04, 2011

Looking Beyond the 'Tiranga Yatra'

Despite having been in power at the Centre for six years at a stretch, the BJP seems to be still suffering from the 'Opposition' conundrum. It is yet to produce a leader who is independent of the party's past.

Mapping Iran’s policy towards a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan
Apr 19, 2023

Mapping Iran’s policy towards a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

Iran’s rising engagement with Afghanistan marks a subtle shift in its policy, moving from conflict to cooperation

Medical diplomacy by India and Europe can restrain Iranian hardliners
May 13, 2020

Medical diplomacy by India and Europe can restrain Iranian hardliners

As the US doubles down on its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, India and Europe can cooperate to stem the tide against the surge of Irani

Modi’s middle east deals snub Iran
Mar 27, 2019

Modi’s middle east deals snub Iran

India's newly aggressive strategy puts Gulf money and Israeli weapons first.

Mogambo vs. Rambo: Why Iran should be in Bollywood
Mar 11, 2013

Mogambo vs. Rambo: Why Iran should be in Bollywood

Having played multiple roles - part comic, part tragic - in the Western mind, perhaps it's time for Iran to make its own Bollywood debut. And get to play a solid, character role.