US-Iran pact could give India big gains

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  1. happy

    happy Senior Member Senior Member

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    It finally seems like Indian Diplomacy is working between Iran and US !!


    Source @US-Iran pact could give India big gains - The Times of India
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Rouhani refused to meet with Obama, if I am not badly snakebitten.
     
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    I think he is playing hardball. Apparently, they have realized that Obama is not so strong.
     
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    jmj_overlord Regular Member

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    so this means india can start the pipeline project with iran if the sanctions against them are relaxed ?
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    We seriously need to diversify out oil sources away from just Arabs and Iranians.

    For that, we will need to focus more on countries like Nigeria, Indonesia, Brunei and even new entrants like Vietnam (oil blocks have a lot of it there). Though distance is a lot, I think even Venezuela can play a small but significant role of a supplier.

    This over-reliance of our imports of oil from Arabian states and Persian region is causing too much internal political problems.
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    We cannot have pipeline even then because of Pakistan.

    There was a choice of pipeline via Afghanistan through safer cities like Persian influenced Herat, IF we had POK taken back with force in 1971.

    But sadly, we didn't.

    The point is, Pakistan refuses to take responsibility for pipeline at all and has no money to finance this venture. Also, Iran is not comfortable agreeing to the condition that we will pay ONLY for the gas that we receive at our end, because it becomes Iran's responsibility to monitor the pipeline security through pressuring Pakistan.

    We're better off getting pipelines from under-ocean route rather than through Pakistan, although it will be a pain in the ass for the Navy to keep a vigil in case terrorists manage to get depth charges against these pipelines.
     
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    so the pipeline project is just a distant dream.....is there a deal between iran and pakistan as of now regarding the pipeline project ?
     
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    It had to be halted because Pakistan has the financial stability of a Greek bank right now (aka no cash) to finance it.
     
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    We already have some investments in those countries. Instead of buying more stakes we should try to develop those fields as early as possible. Govt. should auction shale oil and gas hydrate fields as soon as possible. Over investments in overseas oil fields are not good because in future we may invent cheaper fuels.
     
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    any thing that passes through pakistan is not economically viable for us
     
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    venezuela is half way across the globe.not a good option
     
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    can depth charges go that deep?:confused:
    i dont think so.

    the project is a tech challenge which cant be completed by india
     
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    where is pakistan's close friend now??

    now pakistan has inflation high as a mountain ,deficits deep as an ocean
     
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    The sanctions are those of the UN, I believe. Posturing by Rouhani and Obama are irrelevant to those sanctions.
     
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    Not just about oil bro.

    We should facilitate a much broader talk, that includes using the chabahar-Zaranj route for shipping the American (civilian, in the least) goods to Afganistan and transporting our equipment to central asia. Making Chabahar as the American endorsed transport Hub will be the Key for us in four different areas,
    1) bye-passing Pakistans influence on America's decision making in this region.
    2) getting a lifeline in the race with China for the Central asian resources,
    3) Surrounding Pakistan and effectively weakening pakistans war fighting ability and
    4) to give a boost to our economy.

    We need to work hard and smart on this to make sure this happens as it will be the greatest diplomatic victory in history.

    This is a golden opportunity for us and we are the only Nation now that has diplomatic leverage with the Americans, Iranians and the Israelis.
     
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    I believe Posturing by Obama is more important than what the UN does.
     
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    This is a much better option for the US to ship its goods to Afghanistan rather than the terrorist infested eastern route...
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Futile attempt..we should care what both of them do regarding themselves. We should concentrate on our relationships with both rather than trying to become a middle man which would be worst decision ever.
     

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