Anil Trigunayat

Anil Trigunayat

Former Indian Ambassador to Jordan, Libya, and Malta; Distinguished Fellow and Head of the West Asia Experts Group at the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Chabahar Port: India-Iran Deal & US Sanctions

Chabahar Port: India-Iran Deal & US Sanctions
On May 13, India and Iran formally signed a 10-year agreement for management and development of the strategically located Chabahar Port in southeastern Iran. Until now there has been an annual contract awarded to India Port Global Ltd (IPGL). Indian Minister of Shipping Sarbanand Sonowal travelled to Iran to witness the signing ceremony of this important connectivity initiative which provides access to Afghanistan and Central Asia as well as larger Eurasia and the Caucasus. However, this progress was quickly eclipsed by a sanctions warning from the US.  

Netanyahu’s Defiance, Biden’s Dilemma: US Support for Israel Strains Under Unrelenting War

Israel
Most observers felt that perhaps the only positive outcome of the ongoing war would be a real sincere effort to achieve the ‘two state solution’, but the consistent denial by Netanyahu to even consider it and the US vetoing the Palestine state’s recognition at the UNSC last week don’t augur well for this prospect in the near future.