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India, Iran Agree To Step Up Efforts To Help Afghanistan

The two leaders also signed agreements for avoidance of double taxation and the implementation of an extradition treaty from 2008Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed on Saturday to step up efforts to bring stability to war-ravaged Afghanistan.Modi reiterated India`s commitment to help Afghanistan become "a …

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Why Didn’t Lalitaji Haggle Over Rafale?

by R PrasannanOne day in 1992, principal information officer S. Narendra was briefing the media on prime minister Narasimha Rao’s visit to France. As a young reporter on the defence beat, I asked him if there would be a deal on the extra Mirages that the IAF had asked for.Narendra, …

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Indian Navy To Get Submarine Rescue Vehicles In June

The two complete flyaway submarine rescue vehicles are to be delivered under a £193-million contract awarded to JFD, a leading underwater capability provider, in March 2016The deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) being developed for the Indian Navy seen during tests in Scotland.A Scotland-based company expects to supply two third-generation …

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The Omani Factor In India’s Foreign Policy

by Dr. Khalid Al Jaber & Giorgio CafieroFollowing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic trip to Palestine earlier this month he made official visits to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Sultanate of Oman, marking a landmark in India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) relations. Modi’s trip further signaled India’s determination …

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India, Iran To Boost Maritime, Defence Cooperation

New Delhi: India and Iran on Saturday expressed interest in enhancing cooperation possibilities in the maritime domain."Both sides expressed interest in enhancing cooperation possibilities in the maritime domain. It was agreed to hold dialogue to look into measures for cooperation in defence sphere, including port calls by naval ships, training …

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Chabahar Will Be A Golden Gateway, Says Narendra Modi

India, Iran agree to make transit and trade the core of bilateral relationsIran on Saturday joined hands with India to promote connectivity through the port of Chabahar and asked the United States to respect territorial sovereignty.Welcoming the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for closer cooperation in …

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