India Iran Relations during UPA 1st and 2nd

Sajad Ahmad Mir


India and Iran- the great civilizations of the world had close historical, cultural ties and linguistic and religious links for centuries. The end of the cold war in 1990s had given India a chance and traceableness to carry out its foreign policy in the region. Relations between them have been deepening with respect to the most issues, especially security, energy and transportation. The relations between the two have seen twists and turns in history where they have been close at times and share common interests. Iran holds a particular importance for India as it provides unique access to Afghanistan and Central Asia, but at the same time there are several constraints that restrict India’s reach into Iran. This article examines the key areas on which both countries can cooperate to strength their relations but at the same time, examines the factors that hinder their relationship.
Keywords: besieged; Chabahar; consultations; G-15; Gulf Cooperation Council; interest; nuclear; Syria

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