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West Asia


Peace Mission for Syria

Lieutenant General Chander Prakash writes: The most likely scenario for an end to the conflict in Syria would require a regionally led solution involving Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia with the eventual backing of the US and Russia.


ISIS Attacks – No Respite

Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury writes: The disbelief and backlash from Muslims all over the world condemning the attacks may act as the adhesive required to combat this growing threat.


Developing India-Israel Relations

Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury writes: Israel and India established full diplomatic relations in 1992. Ever since, there has been a steady strengthening of relations. The two countries have been working together on counter-terrorism, defence, agriculture, water and energy sectors.


Iran – The New Frontier

Shantanu Roy-Chaudhury Writes: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Iran from the 22nd to the 23rd of May 2016. His agenda for discussions consisted of trade, investment, energy partnership, and enhancing connectivity.

Ufa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a bilateral meeting with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hasan Rouhani in Ufa, Russia on July 9, 2015. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

India-Iran Eurasian partnership takes off

Raj Kumar Sharma writes: A trilateral agreement was signed between India, Iran and Afghanistan which would allow India and Iran to access Central Asia and Afghanistan while land locked Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics would be able to access sea through Zaranj-Delaram-Chabahar link.