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DSA March 2012 - Crisis in IRAN: Impact on INDIA

Crisis over Iran’s Nuclear Programme: Implications for India by Brig Gurmeet Kanwal

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Author: Brig Gurmeet Kanwal (Retd)
India and China have stayed away from the new economic sanctions imposed unilaterally by the United States on Iran and have come in for some sharp criticism, particularly from US Congressmen. This has been continuing for some time now.


Iran’s Foreign Policy and its Impact on India – Iran Relations by Dr Arvind Gupta

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Author: Dr Arvind Gupta
India Iran relations took a turn for the worse when India voted against Iran at the IAEA in 2005, 2006 and 2009. Eventually, Iran was referred to the UN security council which resulted in imposition of UN sanctions on it. Iran has also been apprehensive of the Indo-US nuclear deal. Iran feels that India has jettisoned its independent foreign policy by siding with the US against Iran.


The Iran Israel Intelligence War by Dr Prem Mahadevan

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Author: Dr Prem Mahadevan
A useful analysis of Israel’s covert offensive against Iran‘s nuclear facilities and its likely consequences in terms of a regional conflict that could close the straits of Hormuz and cause major damage to our energy security and the economy per se. What is worse is that the Israeli covert methodologies used could inspire the ISI and its Jihadi cohorts to attack Indian nuclear facilities and scientists. That constitutes a very dangerous new scenario for which India must prepare its response options.


Israeli attack on IRAN? Dire consequences for INDIA by Maj Gen G D Bakshi

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Author:  Maj Gen (Dr) G D Bakshi (Retd)
The terror strike on an Israeli diplomat brought the Iran-Israel shadow war to the streets of Delhi. Any crisis in the Persian Gulf would dramatically escalate the price of oil and thereby seriously impact on the Indian and global economy. The price of oil could easily cross US$ 200 per barrel and more. Over 68 per cent of India’s oil supplies and 100 per cent of its gas are currently sourced from the Gulf region.


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