• oil imports 2019-01-14 21:12

    India’s monthly oil imports from Iran up 9.4% in Dec.

    TEHRAN- India imported 302,000 barrel per day (bpd) of oil from Iran in December 2018, an increase of 9.4 percent from November, ship tracking data reviewed by Reuters showed.

  • Modi-Khan 2019-01-12 22:03

    India hits back at Pakistan PM, says offers for dialogue ‘not serious’

    TEHRAN - The blame games continue between India and Pakistan, as the two estranged South Asian neighbors accuse each other of creating roadblocks for peace process.

  • Iran-India 2019-01-12 21:32

    India to continue shipping in Iranian oil

    TEHRAN - India's Ministry of External Affairs announced that the country will continue importing Iranian oil using the U.S. granted waiver, Sputnik reported on Friday.

  • M K Bhadrakumar 2019/01/12

    By M K Bhadrakumar

    ‘Gadkari effect’ on growing Iran-India relations

    TEHRAN - If the ‘Newton Effect’ in physics has an equivalent in international diplomacy, we can describe what is happening to India-Iran relations as the ‘Gadkari Effect’. Like in the case of the 18th century English scientist Isaac Newton’s optical property of physics, the minister in the Indian government Nitin Gadkari – arguably, by far the best performing colleague of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – has created a series of concentric, alternating rings centered at the point of contact between the Indian and Iranian economies.

  • India'GDP 2019-01-10 11:58

    India's GDP to grow at 7.3% in 2018-19

    TEHRAN - India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rate is expected to grow at 7.3 per cent in the fiscal year 2018-19, and 7.5 per cent in the following two years, according to World Bank forecast.

  • Iran, India trade ties on strong footing 2019-01-10 11:46

    Raisina Dialogue: 'Ensuring zero tolerance towards terrorism need of hour'

    TEHRAN - Asserting that no country is immune to the “existential threat” of terrorism, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said the need of hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an “instrument of convenience”.

  • oil 2019-01-10 09:16

    India begins paying Iran for oil in rupees: official

    TEHRAN- India has begun paying Iran for oil in rupees, Reuters reported quoting an Indian senior bank official as saying on Tuesday.

  • Modi-Khan 2019-01-07 23:24

    Pakistan rebuffs ‘misleading Indian propaganda’, vows ‘befitting response’

    TEHRAN -While spirited efforts are being made through back channels to recalibrate the stalled dialogue process between India and Pakistan, the top political leadership of the two countries continues to indulge in war-mongering and sabre-rattling.

  • Myanmar 2019-01-07 23:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    After incarceration, Saudi deports ‘handcuffed’ Rohingya to Bangladesh

    TEHRAN - Driven from their homeland in Rakhine state of Myanmar by the ultranationalist Buddhist monks actively backed by the country’s military forces, Rohingya Muslims have been rendered homeless.

  • Turkey-Pakistan 2019-01-07 23:19

    Turkey bans for UN resolutions on Kashmir

    TEHRAN - Turkey has joined the debate over the long-standing issue of Kashmir, saying the imbroglio should be resolved according to the relevant United Nations resolutions.

  • Zarif leaves Tehran for New Delhi 2019-01-07 20:20

    Zarif leaves Tehran for New Delhi

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Tehran for New Delhi on Monday, as part of efforts to boost relations between the two countries in various areas, the economy in particular.

  • Afghanistan-India's national security advisers 2019-01-06 11:48

    The national security adviser of India, Afghanistan hold talks

    TEHRAN - Following the partial withdrawal of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, new alliances are taking shape between Afghanistan and its regional allies, paving way for new conversations.

  • Modi-Trump 2019-01-05 23:15

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Stung by ‘library’ remark, India lists Afghan projects to “educate” Trump

    TEHRAN - Donald Trump has become famously infamous for his eccentricity, grandiloquence, and off-the-cuff statements devoid of logic and lucidity. On the receiving end have been both friends and foes.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-05 23:08

    Waving of ISIS flag in Kashmir’s biggest mosque sparks protest, condemnation

    TEHRAN - Days after some masked men barged inside the biggest mosque in Indian-controlled-Kashmir and unfurled the flag of ISIS on the pulpit of the mosque, a protest was held on Friday across the valley.

  • India's economy 2019-01-02 21:00

    India world’s fastest growing economy

    TEHRAN - India remains ahead of China to retain the coveted tag of world’s fastest growing large economy despite several highs and lows in the year gone by. Indian economy's roller-coaster ride in 2018 was best captured by the gross domestic product (GDP) growth. In the first quarter of 2018-19 ending June 30, it grew at an impressive 8.2 per cent, after 7.7 per cent in the first three months of the year.

  • On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire 2019-01-02 20:21

    On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire

    TEHRAN - The intermittent border skirmishes continue between India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, escalating political and military tensions. Over the past few days, the armies of the two countries have again accused each other of trading fire on the Line of Control (LoC), the line dividing the two countries, in the disputed Kashmir region.

  • A meeting themed “India, a Window Beyond Sanctions” was held Dec. 5 at the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. The summit was attended by business leaders from both sides and the Indian Ambassador Saurabh Kumar. 2019-01-01 13:26

    By Salman Parviz

    India, Iran to maintain trade level amid sanctions

    U.S. unilateral sanctions bring economic challenges for both nations

    TEHRAN -- Re-imposition of sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration against Iran sent the national currency rial on a roller coaster ride against the U.S. dollar, spiraling inflation and soaring cost of living for the general public in Iran. From the record highs of 190,000 rials against the dollar in late September, the greenback exchange rate has now recovered, hovering around 10,000 rials in the open market. 

  • South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi


    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • Pakistan’s water 2018-12-31 21:44

    Does India steal water, asks Pakistan’s CJ

    TEHRAN -While politics has dominated the discourse around India-Pakistan relations, it is the water that has always threatened to derail their bilateral relations, pushing them to the brink of war.

  • tekin 2018-12-31 21:44

    Outgoing Turkish, Indian ambassadors meet Zarif

    TEHRAN – The outgoing Turkish and Indian ambassadors to Iran met with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday to say goodbye.

  • India mission in space 2018-12-29 21:30

    Indian mission off to space by 2022

    TEHRAN - India looks all set to send astronauts to space by 2022 in its ambitious space program, which got a major boost this week with BJP government approving budget for it.

  • India 2018-12-27 10:21

    Crackdown on global charities in India

    TEHRAN - Global charities with operations in India have been forced to sack staff after the Indian government froze their bank accounts, accusing them of receiving funds from overseas.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-25 11:40

    Pakistan army chief backs PM Khan’s peace overtures to India

    TEHRAN - The civil and military leadership in Pakistan have often had conflicting views on important political issues, with latter asserting its authority and influencing major policy decisions.

  • India-Chhian 2018-12-25 11:35

    India, China hold joint military drill

    TEHRAN - As part of their military collaboration, India and China held fortnight-long joint anti-terrorism training drill in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province. The last exercise of the drill was a joint operation in the setting of an urban neighborhood and included a hostage rescue, said a report.

  • India-Pakistan prisoners 2018-12-23 11:37

    India, Pakistan exchange prisoners

    In a great humanitarian gesture, Pakistan and India are exchanging prisoners who were falsely implicated on espionage charges and put behind bars.

  • India-China 2018-12-23 11:36

    India, China to boost cultural exchanges

    India and China have identified ten areas for boosting cooperation under a new high level mechanism for cultural and people-to-people exchanges. India’s External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi chaired the first meeting of the mechanism that was proposed at the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping at Wuhan in April this year.

  • Rafale 2018-12-18 09:36

    Rafale deal ruckus grows louder

    TEHRAN - The political wrangling between India’s two biggest parties – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress – is intensifying over Rafale deal controversy.

  • Kashmir 2018-12-18 09:35

    Kashmir shuts down to protest civilian killings

    TEHRAN - For the third consecutive day on Monday, situation in Indian-controlled-Kashmir remained tense over the killing of seven civilians by security forces on Saturday.

  • India governor Raghuram Rajan 2018-12-16 10:00

    Economic manifesto released in India

    TEHRAN - Top Indian economists, including former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan, have released an economic manifesto for India, meant to spur debate and discussion.

  • president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti 2018-12-16 09:58

    Total distrust between Kashmir and Delhi

    TEHRAN - The former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti claims that there is total distrust and disconnect between people of Kashmir and New Delhi.