South Asia Monitor: India and China: India and Iran: Limited Partnership, High Stakes - December 20, 2007
December 20, 2007
In recent months, India's ties with Iran have come under pressure as the civil-nuclear deal falters in New Delhi. Although maintaining positive relations with Washington is a critical foreign policy objective, India's relations with Iran are important for reasons such as energy supply, geopolitics, and a symbol of India's ability to retain an independent foreign policy or "strategic autonomy." Although India and Iran share energy interests and some regional goals, there continues to be a wide gap between words and deeds.