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India and Iran have long been close economic and strategic partners. Despite the tight sanctions that were imposed on Iran due to its nuclear weapons programme, India never ceased its bilateral links with it and pursued discussions on transport networks among other things. The withdrawal of the sanctions by the western community has only renewed and revived the prospects of India-Iran relations, with the signing of the Chabahar port agreement being a marker of their deepening association, write Aditi Paul and Pramod Jaiswal for South Asia Monitor.

 
In the light of an unfortunate and shameful incident - of the brutal assault and murder of a Congolese student in New Delhi- we invite your comments, recommendations on how Indians and Africans can collectively work towards eliminating racial prejudices from the country.   What should the Indian government and public do to create public sensitisation towards the African community that has been at the receiving end of the same ill that affects us too- racism?  
 

Racist attacks on Africans in India are not exactly new but the manner in which events have unfolded over the past week show a serious rot that needs to be addressed comprehensively.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Iran took place at a time when the West- Asian region is engulfed in a tragic, brutal turmoil which is not going to end any time soon. Iran is heavily involved in turmoil, especially in Iraq and Syria; in the latter country, it is, out of its own interests, fighting to save the Assad regime. 

 
 

Balochistan is one of the world’s driest, hottest and most desolate regions, remembered by Alexander the Great’s historians as the cruellest land they ever encountered and which almost destroyed them as they trekked back home from India.

 
 

India’s space feat of Monday morning is a small step for Indian technology but a giant step for Indian pride, both scientific and of the general public.

 

A former British civil servant, the late Olaf Caroe in his seminal book, Wells of Fire, has illustrated the compelling logic of geography to merit an early development of Chabahar port.

 

A former British civil servant, the late Olaf Caroe in his seminal book, Wells of Fire, has illustrated the compelling logic of geography to merit an early development of Chabahar port. Chabahar is the geographical point where the Persian territory ends beyond the Gulf of Oman, which constituted the erstwhile frontier of India (now Pakistan). Caroe also documents the Russian great game to reach the warm water ports of Indian Ocean and how they sent their transport officials to look for a port that could best serve their interests. 

 
 

Indian industry should be quick off the block to benefit from Modi’s visit to Iran and capitalise on the opportunity

 

Some of these attacks have not yet been claimed, but they follow a gruesome pattern: There have been at least 25 violent, sometimes public, killings of religious minorities, secularists and free-speech advocates in Bangladesh since February 2015. A dozen more people have been assaulted in similar ways and survived.

 
 


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