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  • 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”.

  • Zarif at an Iran-India business forum 2019-01-08 16:20

    Zarif: Traditional partners prioritized amid EU procrastination

    TEHRAN – Tehran would not wait for the Europeans and their special payment system and will work with its traditional partners, like India, China and Russia, in order to fulfill the interests of Iranians, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said as he visited India late Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • India 2018-12-10 22:06

    Pollution killed 1.24m in India in 2017

    TEHRAN - With fast-faced industrialization and burgeoning factories, the pollution level in India has assumed alarming proportions in recent years.

  • Raza Rumi 2018-12-03 22:40

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Indian gov. avoids dialogue with Pakistan

    TEHRAN _ The relations between two estranged neighbors – India and Pakistan – continue to be marked by acrimony and distrust. Despite the new government in Islamabad headed by Imran Khan extending a hand of friendship to New Delhi, the response from the BJP-led government in India has not been too warm, owing to several reasons, including India’s allegation that Pakistan supports terrorist groups.

  • Indian farmers 2018-12-02 08:50

    Farmers' protest rocks Indian capital

    TEHRAN _ At a time when Indian Prime Minister is attending the G-20 summit, India's capital city has been rocked by farmers' protest. Thousands of farmers from across the country took to streets in New Delhi on Friday, demanding relief from debt, higher prices for their crop and a session of parliament dedicated to their demands.

  • Pakistan 2018/12/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Kartarpur project: Imran Khan's diplomatic masterstroke

    TEHRAN _ At a time when sabre-rattling between the two South Asian estranged neighbors has escalated to alarming proportions, Pakistan has quite remarkably managed to score a big diplomatic victory over India with the Kartarpur Corridor project.

  • India-China 2018-11-17 23:26

    India to stay neutral in Indo-Pacific region

    TEHRAN - Adopting a neutral stance in the ongoing rivalry between the United States and China, India says it will look at its own interest in the Indo-Pacific region where the two world powers are vying for influence.

  • Chabahar 2018-11-12 23:42

    Exemption of Chabahar project from U.S. sanctions win-win for India, Iran

    TEHRAN _ In a significant development that augurs well for Iran-India relations, New Delhi has managed to keep the strategic Chabahar Port project outside the ambit of U.S. sanctions against Iran that came into effect on November 5.

  • The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah 2018-11-06 07:47

    ‘Mainstream space shrinking in Kashmir’

    TEHRAN -The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah says people in the trouble-torn valley are losing their appetite for the mainstream parties as political space has “shrunk” for them due to the worsening security situation.

  • Dollar 2018-10-06 22:00

    India mulls dumping dollar in oil trade with Iran, Russia, Venezuela

    TEHRAN - The Reserve Bank of India and Ministry of Finance have been tasked with exploring the viability of rupee and barter-based trade agreements with crude oil producing nations such as Russia, Iran and Venezuela, a report in Economic Times said, citing a government official familiar with the situation.

  • India-India 2018-10-03 18:06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Indian govt ‘red-flags’ visit of Iranian clerics to Kashmir: Report

    TEHRAN - In a startling development, the government of India is reportedly monitoring the speeches delivered by religious leaders at mosques and congregations in Kashmir.

  • Kallol Bhattacherjee 2018-10-01 17:37

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Putin’s India visit will test Modi’s idea of ‘strategic autonomy’ for India’

    TEHRAN - Russian President Vladmir Putin will be visiting India next week (October 4-5) to attend the 19th India-Russia summit with focus on advancing bilateral ties between the two countries. New Delhi is hoping to build on the momentum of the successful summit held in Sochi in May this year and follow up on the ambitious defence deals.

  • India-Russia 2018-09-18 09:17

    Despite U.S. pressure, India clears way for $2.2-billion defense deal with Russia

    TEHRAN - Barely two weeks after India signed a historic defense deal with the U.S. called Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (CCSA), now the Narendra Modi government in New Delhi has cleared the way for an ambitious $2.2-billion frigates deal with Russia.

  • Pakistsan-India 2018-09-11 04:45

    Pakistan's new govt. rekindles hope in India

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, have shown inclination to bury the hatchet and open a new chapter in their relationship since the change of guard in Islamabad.

  • Chabahar 2018-09-09 06:41

    Iran to hand over Chabahar Port to India in October, sticking to agreed timeframe

    TEHRAN - In an important development that is likely to cement ties between India and Iran further, Indian officials said on Friday that Iran plans to hand over the operational responsibility of the strategic Chabahar Port to India in October, sticking to the agreed timeframe.

  • Kate Sullivan 2018-09-09 06:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Notion of zero imports of Iranian oil to India is economically and politically unrealistic’

    TEHRAN - India and U.S. held the inaugural 2+2 talks in New Delhi on Thursday, in which the issue of Iranian oil imports figured prominently, according to sources. While the U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged India to completely halt Iranian oil imports, New Delhi refused to give any clear and categorical response, thereby thwarting the agenda of the visiting delegation.

  • India-Iran 2018-09-04 10:45

    India prepared for fallout of U.S. sanctions on Iran

    TEHRAN - Even as speculation is rife that India might not stop buying oil from Iran, according to a new report, New Delhi is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the U.S. sanctions on Iran and has made necessary provisions for every scenario, a top government adviser was quoted saying by Indian news agency IANS.

  • The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) 2018-08-14 11:21

    J&K to have new governor later this month

    TEHRAN - The Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) state is expected to get a new governor later this month as the incumbent’s 10-year term comes to an end, reports in Indian media said, quoting the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Kashmir pointsman Ram Madhav.

  • Iran-India 2018/08/05

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    What should be India’s priority: Energy security or ‘America first’?

    TEHRAN - Although no final decision has been taken yet by New Delhi, speculation is rife that oil imports from Iran could slow down from August when some U.S. sanctions against Tehran take effect. However, for now, there is reason to cheer for those want to see India stand its ground and refuse to buckle under the U.S. pressure.

  • india 2018-07-31 12:15

    Four million people excluded from citizens’ list in India

    TEHRAN - In a move that is likely to stir unrest in India, the government in New Delhi has excluded more than four million people from a draft list of citizens in northeastern state of Assam.

  • Imran Khan 2018-07-29 11:32

    'Situation in Kashmir biggest failure of BJP government in New Delhi'

    TEHRAN -The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has termed the situation in Kashmir as one of the biggest failures of the BJP-led NDA government in New Delhi, saying the situation in the valley has alarmingly deteriorated since the Narendra Modi-led government came to power in 2014.

  • India 2018-07-26 11:31

    Democracy ‘seriously in peril in India’, says a new study

    TEHRAN - In a serious indictment of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government in New Delhi, a new study has said that the democracy in India, like some other countries, was seriously in peril while autocracy was on rise.

  • Iran resumes visa on arrival for Indian nationals 2018-07-25 18:26

     Iran resumes visa on arrival for Indian nationals

    TEHRAN – On Monday, Iran resumed issuance of visas on arrivals for Indian passport holders following some four years of halt, Mehr reported.

  • Kashmir 2018-07-17 11:06

    Kashmiri journalists register strong protest against ‘government harassment’

    TEHRAN -A day after a Kashmiri journalist Hakim Aaqib working with a Srinagar-based daily Kashmir Observer was summoned by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) to New Delhi, journalist bodies in Kashmir expressed shock and anger over what they termed ‘continued harassment’ by government agencies.

  • Iran-India 2018-07-12 13:13

    India to lose special privileges if it cuts oil imports from Iran, warns Iranian envoy

    TEHRAN - The political and diplomatic tension between New Delhi and Tehran is heating up over reports that India was planning to cut oil imports from Iran under the U.S. pressure. Following the reports, many ambiguous statements have come from Indian authorities, without confirming or denying anything.

  • U.S. sanctions 2018-07-05 12:21

    New Delhi’s approach towards U.S. sanctions not in India’s national interest: Experts

    India has come under blistering criticism for reportedly buckling under the enormous U.S. pressure over import of crude oil from Iran. India, along with China and Turkey, are three largest buyers of Iran’s oil. Unlike India, Ankara and Beijing, in a rebuke to the U.S., have refused to cut oil imports from Tehran.

  • Nitasha Kaul 2018-07-01 09:17

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “India’s energy needs would imply not giving up on close relations with Iran under U.S. pressure”

    Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri economist, poet, academic and novelist, based in the U.K. She teaches Politics and International Relation at the University of Westminster, London.

  • Modi 2018-06-28 12:22

    Modi government has no policy on Kashmir or Pakistan, says former minister

    Taking a dig at the Narendra Modi government, former Union Minister and seasoned politician Arun Shourie on Monday said it was a “one-trick horse” with no concrete policy either on Kashmir or Pakistan.