Why Iran Is Important
- Iran is India’s second largest source of energy, provides credit to Indian firms for buying oil and gas. Iran partners against the Taliban; gives India access to Afghanistan.
- Iran provides access for Indian goods to the Central Asian market. Current crisis has opened up Iranian market for Indian goods.
Why Israel Is Important
- Important supplier of defence equipment. Shares intelligence for counter-terrorism measures.
- Israel cooperates with India on hi-tech, other technologies. Its expertise in agriculture, irrigation can help bolster our food security.