Iranian port

  • Western manufacturers are shying away from supplying equipment for an Iranian port that India is developing due to the uncertainty over US policy vis-a-vis Iran, Indian officials say, dealing a blow to New Delhi’s strategic ambitions in the region.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Tehran on Sunday and Monday to ink a major trade deal between India, Afghanistan, and Iran, which is in the process of unshackling its economy from years of sanctions imposed by the West. He used his public addresses there to evoke the "past glory" of India and Iran's shared history, which dates back millennia, and even quoted Ghalib, an Indian poet who wrote often in Persian; Washington Post reported.