Indo- Iran Political relationship from 2002 to 2013



In 1990’s as much as diplomatic ties of India and Iran are concerned Iran supported the Northern alliance in Afghanistan against the Taliban regime. Islamic religion and culture became a new link of relations after the Islamic conquests. Relations during the cold war era between the two countries were aloof, while Iran enjoys good relations with the US and India adopted Non -Alignment policy that included a Socialist world. The whole scenario of relationship between these two countries was changed by the dawn of Iran’s Islamic revolution and relations were still cold. After Islamic revolution, Iran left pro American Orientation and became a member of Non-Alignment. While India was in suspense of Iran’s efforts to export the revolution throughout the Muslim world. The most important phase of relations was in September 1993 when Indian Prime Minister Shri Narasimha Rao visited Iran, and in 1995 the Iranian president Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani visited India and in October 1996, Indian vice President Shri R K Narayanan paid their visit to Iran.

Keywords: India, Iran, high level official visits, Agreements, Economic relations.

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