Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 4(5), pp. 146–149, May, 2016.
A case of India and Iran, Political relationship since Gulf war to 2001
*Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai and **Dr. A. P Pandey.
*Ph.D. Scholar in Faculty of Social Science, Department of Political Science, Barkatullah University Bhopal -462001
**Assistant Professor government arts and commerce college Bhopal.
Accepted 30 April 2016
national interest is the basic objective of foreign policy. From this
view point, this paper tries to analyze the India‘s role in making
political relations good with all over the world especially with the
Middle East and more specially with Iran. Indo –Iran relations have
evidences of centuries back marked by meaningful interactions. These two
Countries share a border till 1947, and they share some common features
in their Language, Culture and Traditions. Both regions of South Asia
and the Persian Gulf have Powerful political Commercial, Cultural,
Energy and people to people links. After independence, India and Iran
established diplomatic relations on March 1950. Currently India has two
Consulates in Iran, Bandar Abbas and Zahedan. Shah of Iran visited India
in March 1956 and also Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited Iran in
September 1959. Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi visited Iran in April
1974 and Prime Minister Shri Moraji Desai visited Iran in June 1977 and
again Shah of Iran visited India in February 1978. India was always
trying to remain close to the Arab region, and especially with the Gulf,
significantly contributing India’s energy requirements, India has always
favored a broad-based engagement with the West Asian countries to foster
both economic and strategic interests. These two countries made some
high level visits to each other’s country for the promotion, development
and improvement of their political, economic, and commercial relations.
Cite This Article As: Ganai MA, Pandey AP (2016). A case of India and Iran, Political relationship since Gulf war to 2001. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(5): 146-149