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Iran wanted India's involvement at a later stage, says MEA on Farzad-B project
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Iran wanted India's involvement at a later stage, says MEA on Farzad-B project

ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL), the overseas investment arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), had in 2008 discovered the gas field in the Farsi offshore exploration block

India's Iran policy needs an intricate balancing act; New Delhi has Chabahar port, US ties at stake and China waiting on sidelines
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India's Iran policy needs an intricate balancing act; New Delhi has Chabahar port, US ties at stake and China waiting on sidelines

Considering the downside in not acting proactively, one can hope India's foreign policy establishment is entrenched in discussions about Iran around the world.

New Delhi's interest is in balanced relations with Iran and US, says ex-Indian diplomat; warns against aggressive stance on American sanctions
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New Delhi's interest is in balanced relations with Iran and US, says ex-Indian diplomat; warns against aggressive stance on American sanctions

India need not take an aggressive position in public on the issue of US sanctions on nations defying its directive to bring their oil imports from Iran to zero by 4 November, says a former Indian diplomat.

India defies unilateral US injunctions, prioritises strategic interests by maintaining commercial ties with Iran
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India defies unilateral US injunctions, prioritises strategic interests by maintaining commercial ties with Iran

The Indian government has for once shown itself to be both courageous and independent in its dealings with other nations by defying unilateral ukases issued by the United States (US).

US will consider Chabahar factor in impact of Iran sanctions on India and Afghanistan, says Department of State official
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US will consider Chabahar factor in impact of Iran sanctions on India and Afghanistan, says Department of State official

Relations between the US and India are on "an upward trajectory", and "this is one of the most dynamic and strategic partnerships that the US enjoys", the official said.

India, Iran and Afghanistan hold tripartite meeting to consolidate cooperation; Chabahar Port, US sanctions discussed
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India, Iran and Afghanistan hold tripartite meeting to consolidate cooperation; Chabahar Port, US sanctions discussed

India, Iran and Afghanistan held their first tripartite meeting on Tuesday in Kabul during which implementation of the Chabahar port project and a host of other issues including ways to deepen counter-terror cooperation were discussed

Iran to hand over operation of Chabahar port to Indian company in a month, says Iranian minister Abbas Akhoundi
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Iran to hand over operation of Chabahar port to Indian company in a month, says Iranian minister Abbas Akhoundi

Iran will handover the strategic Chabahar port to Indian company within a month for operation as per an interim pact, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said

PM Modi makes historic visit to Tehran: Here's a look at India-Iran relations
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PM Modi makes historic visit to Tehran: Here's a look at India-Iran relations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Iran served as a fillip to the already flourishing bilateral relations between the two nations. He visited the country following a trip by External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and India’s Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in April 2016.

New 'hostile' US sanctions complicate India-Iran oil trade
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New 'hostile' US sanctions complicate India-Iran oil trade

The US sanctions, which took effect on Wednesday, will make it even tougher for Iran to get paid in cash for crude it sells to large oil buyers such as India and China.

Why the rise of 'good Taliban' in Afghanistan worries India and Iran
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Why the rise of 'good Taliban' in Afghanistan worries India and Iran

Iran is a vital cog in the wheel of Indian scheme of things for reaching out to Afghanistan. But the question is: whether both India and Iran are about to lose their leverage on Afghanistan?