Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Iran and India discuss expanding defense cooperation

According to Fars News Agency:
Iran's Ambassador to New Delhi Gholam Reza Ansari and Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony discussed ways of expanding mutual cooperation between two friendly states in defense fields.
During the Saturday meeting, the Indian minister and the Iranian diplomat stressed the development of bilateral defense cooperation, exploring ways to expand relations in this regard.
Pointing to achievements made by Iran and India in the defense and military industry, the Iranian envoy expressed Tehran’s readiness to enhance relations and exchange experience with New Delhi.
Years ago, Indian technicians assisted in IRIAF advanced maintenance training and IAIO complex overhaul of IRIAF MiG-29 fighter aircraft. So such a potential level of cooperation (if this was a similar level of cooperation discussed) would not be considered groundbreaking but rather something of a resumption.

Above: Iranian and Indian MiG-29 fighter aircraft


Anonymous said...

The 'news' is nothing but exchange of diplomatic etiquettes; without the consent of Washington India would never enter to defence cooperation with Iran; grow up; with 'years ago' you mean during Khatamie time in which Iran had some international crediblity before Khamanei run amok with Ahmadinejad

Anonymous said...

India may not be dependable and having double-crossed Iran thrice at the UNSC, it is still very concerned about Afghanistan and the encroaching Salafi/Wahabbi takeover of basketcase Pakistan armed with loose nukes. India is also under strong US/Zionist pressure and has a schizoid defence and foreign policy. It buys $2 billion worth of basically US modified weapons from the Zionists but also wants to keep closer relations with Iran considering its permanent state of hostility with Pakistan and on-going Kashmir insurgency.

India also wants access to lucrative Central Asian markets, but is locked out by a hostile Af-Pak geographical access, hence its interest in Chahbahar port. India and Iran's goals are quite simpatico in Afghanistan, Iraq and even Syria, i.e keeping the Wahabbi terrorists out. So perhaps this time India may not lick US boots and look after its won strategic interests by improving defence and intelligence cooperation with Iran. China is another of India's long-term strategic threat as it already occupies substantial Indian territory in Aksai-Chin, NEFA and Laddakh. Only last month the Chinese PLA simply walked across the mountains at Laddakh and annexed another few sq kms of high mountainous area. India is a weak state and regardless of usual US naive and idiotic attempts to shore it as a counter-balance to China, it is basically no match. India's only logical hope is to have a friendly Iran for its energy and national security, specially as the Afghan endgame nears.

Anonymous said...

good comment. the fanboy has such a dearth of good news that he posts pictures of piles of concrete, old trucks and locomotives and whatever far-fetched fantasies that he can find.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:59AM
I second your views and I would like to add that India has to yet earn its trustworthiness.

So far India is looking for "easy" profits, like speculators, who try to make their wealth from a misery of others...

The zionist entity may try to penetrate military secrets of the Islamic Republic, with a help of its Indian proxies, because the India's policies so far prefere and serve that entity before the Islamic Republic.

One can recognize his best friends, when they will answer to his urgent need, and India so far follows needs of others....


Anonymous said...

A-Funny how few friends the Iranian theocracy has, ain't it?

Anonymous said...

Not really. Iran is quite well respected and if you were a grown-up and not a hasbara shill, you would know that in the game of nations, there are no friends, but only national interests. Iran is a large, ancient, resource rich and influential civilization and despite US/Zionist efforts to demonize and pressure it, Iran is doing quite well, thank you. Now you go back to your hasbara supervisor in Tel-Aviv and let them buy you a book on diplomacy and national interests. I am sure the deadbeat US taxpayer will fund your "education" in some form or the other and NSA will throw in a snooping effort for free.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousJuly 23, 2013 at 9:59 AM
I agree,well said

Anonymous said...

@ anon July 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM.

You must live in a cave not to understand the global situation. BTW, Russian President Putin has just announced that he will be visiting Iran after the inauguration of President Rohani, who himself is a fluent Russian speaker and has had warm ties with Putin for a long-time. It also confirms the growing Russo-Iranian alliance.

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin is to visit Iran in August to try and restart talks on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, Russia's Kommersant daily reported on Wednesday.

Putin's visit is planned for mid-August, shortly after Iran's new president Hassan Rowhani formally takes office on August 3, Kommersant reported, citing sources in the Kremlin and the Iranian foreign ministry.

It will be Putin's first trip to Iran since 2007.

Russia and Iran are increasingly cooperating on a range of geo-strategic issues including support for their Syrian ally.

Moscow hopes the visit will provide impetus to restart the currently stalled talks on Iran's nuclear programme, the newspaper cited sources as saying.

Kommersant cited a source in the Iranian foreign ministry as saying the trip would take place August 12-13. It said a Kremlin source confirmed the trip, but said it was not yet decided whether it would last one or two days.

US and its puppets have expressed cautious hopes for a change in tone in talks after the June election of Rowhani, a centrist cleric who has vowed to engage constructively with the international community and to ease tensions raised by Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

Iran is accused by the US and Israel of seeking to produce nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian atomic programme, while Iran insists it is for peaceful purposes.

It has been slapped with mostly US and EU sanctions over its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment, however, despite a decade of sanctions Iran has not halted its nuclear enrichment or buckled to pressure.

Anonymous said...