Former vice president Hamid Ansari on Thursday said that Iran is not only an important energy partner for India, but it is much beyond that.
In an exclusive interview with ANI, Ansari said, “India is a major importer of oil. We get energy supplies from Iran. It is not only an important energy partner, it is much beyond that. It is located in our neighbourhood and borders — Pakistan and Afghanistan. We need to understand such things. Iran is a country having political, cultural and strategic partnerships with India.”
He underscored that the bilateral relations between the two countries dated back to thousands of years, adding that the governments of both countries have a mutual understanding with each other.
Ansari revealed that it was not the first time India buckled under pressure in abandoning its relationship with Iran. Read More
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