- As the June 30 deadline for clinching a nuclear agreement draws near, India is trying to reset its ties with Iran which will pave the way for its entry into Afghanistan and the Central Asian region.
- Members of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) reviewed the status of the dry run study between India, Iran and Russia via the Caspian Sea, a meeting to streamline work related to the corridor.
- The international transport corridor across Nhava Sheva (Mumbai) through Bandar Abbas (Iran) to Astrakhan (Russia) and Baku (Azerbaijan) is expected to reduce cargo transport time.
- The disturbing developments in Afghanistan, the penetration of militants into Central Asia, and the continued expansion of IS in Iraq, all necessitate better India-Iran ties.
Source: Defence News, The Hindu