Iran's Relations with India - İRAM Center | Center of Iranian Studies in Ankara
India and Iran speak often about the “civilization ties” that have bound the two countries expand its military footprint in the region by invading Iraq and Afghanistan. Relations between India and Iran are far-reaching and multi- dimensional. Iran-India relations are far-reaching and multidimensional. and Hamas, and the Iran-Iraq War all isolated Iran from the global community. The bilateral relations between the Republic of Iraq and the Republic of India have traditionally Ties between India and Iraq were disrupted during the Iran– Iraq War, the Gulf War and the Iraq War. However, the bilateral relations.
Iran is, with Indian aid, upgrading the Chabahar-Milak road and constructing a bridge on the route to Zaranj.
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The Chabahar port project is Iran's chance to end its US-sponsored economic isolation and benefit from the resurgent Indian economy. A strategic partnership between India, Iran and Russia is intended to establish a multi-modal transport link connecting Mumbai with St Petersburg, providing Europe and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia access to Asia and vice versa. The route primarily involves moving freight from IndiaIranAzerbaijan and Russia via ship, rail and road.
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The objective of the study was to identify and address key bottlenecks. Education[ edit ] There are about 8, Iranian students studying in India. Every year around 40, Iranians visit India for various purposes. Zoroastrianism in India The world's largest population of Zoroastrians are the Parsi community in India.
During the Arab conquest of Persia, many Zoroastrians migrated to the western coast of India and as a result the country has the largest population of Zoroastrians in the world. In the modern era, the Parsi community have contributed significantly to India and Pakistan in the areas of politics, industry, science and culture.
Zubin Mehtaa conductor of Western classical music orchestras, is also a Parsi originally from Mumbai. Obviously, to bring Iran much closer through its improved bilateral relationships, India would be happy to gratify the Indian Shia community in various ways. Similarly, Iran's stance on Kashmir is also ambiguous, and it keeps periodically changing, and thus reflects its fluctuating relations with India.
The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on numerous occasions raised the issue of Kashmir, comparing it with the Palestinian cause, relating it to the besieged Gaza, and also emphasized resolution of the issue by guaranteeing the rights and wishes of the Kashmiri people.
Recently, Iran has repeatedly offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir. We would like the relations between our friends to improve. We are ready to do whatever we can, if both our friends so desire.
Iran plays a strategically significant role in the approximately million Indian Shia community. It is predicted that this Shia community in India composes around 15 percent of the total Muslim population of the country even though no official statistics exist. Most Indian Shia Muslims show their religious allegiance to Iran's clerical setup.
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Last year's Eid prayer is an example of this devout allegiance. After receiving instructions from Iran late in the night, the majority of Indian Shia clerics hurriedly declared Eid a day before the previously agreed date with other Muslims. Contrary to their usual practices, the Indian Shia community always claims that they accept the religious command of Iraq's Ayatollah Sistani. The number of those having different tendencies among the Twelver Shias in India is negligible.
Additionally, there is a limited Ismaili Shia population in India which is divided into various religious subgroups. Another prominent cleric in Lucknow, Ayatollah Syed Hamidul Hasan, was conferred with a letter of appreciation from the Iranian government in for his role in promoting India-Iran relations.
Both countries are on the same page as far as the Syrian conflict is concerned. However, there are some issues of concern.
Iran that had supported the northern alliance along with India and Russia during the Taliban rule in Afghanistan is now cozying up to the Afghan Taliban India does not favor at all. Afghan Taliban delegations have been visiting Iran for the past few years. In Taliban's spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed one such visit headed by Mohammad Taib Agha, the head of the Taliban's political office.