Iran tankers fleet growing

Sanction efficiency # energy pragmastism

China delivers first of new Iranian oil tankers

A Chinese shipyard has delivered the first of 12 supertankers to Iran, giving Tehran extra capacity to transport its oil to Asia as it struggles against Western sanctions, but it is unclear if the ship has the permits necessary to call at global ports.

Can India Revive Nonalignment?

Nonaligned seating: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran, is received by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Can India Revive Nonalignment?

Nonalignment is an impossible dream, even perilous, for states with big aspirations.

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is leading a large delegation to the summit meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran this week. A foreign policy of nonalignment – friends to all – is tempting for any state, but particularly for a populous democracy like India. Under Jawaharlal Nehru, India navigated the Cold War with such a policy of nonalignment, balancing ties and trade with both the US and the Soviet Union. But in a more complex and multipolar world, India faces potential threats, even from close neighbors.

India is looking for new markets and trade routes with its neighbours

India keen to expand exports to Iran

Existing and planned trade routes

Notwithstanding US pressure on it to reduce engagements with Iran, India today said it would like to expand India’s exports to Tehran and noted that bilateral trade relations have improved over the last few years.

India discusses Chahbahar port project with Iran, Afghanistan

« The objective of the meeting was to explore ways to expand trade and transit cooperation, including investment, among the three countries starting with the Chahbahar Port »

In a significant meet ahead of the NAM summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan today held a trilateral during which the regional security and economic situation was discussed, including ways to commercially exploit the Chahbahar port, a major venture in the sanction- hit country.

Iran’s Nuclear Imbroglio: Policy Options for India