3.8.15

India Iran cooperation

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India can always be part of our big-ticket projects: Iran

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As it prepares for billions of dollars of investments in the oil sector following the nuclear deal, Iran today said it will welcome India's participation in various "big ticket projects" in diverse sectors including enhancing transport infrastructure in the region.


Holding that India has emerged as an economic power, Iranian ambassador Gholamreza Ansari said both the countries can work together in mega connectivity projects in the region and cited the deal to develop strategically located Chabahar port.


"India can be always part of any big ticket projects in Iran," he said.


Asked about the possibility of reviving the Iran-Pakistan- India gas pipeline project, the envoy said it was up to India and Pakistan to sort out their differences.
  "We are not interfering on these sort of small issues. That's their own problem. We do not get into these sorts of disputes. We are for big projects. It is up to them which project they want to be part of," he said.

The work on the proposed gas pipeline is stalled due to security concerns over the pipeline traversing through Pakistan.