US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal may have pleased most in the Gulf region but it is beginning to have an impact further afield – more precisely in India and to some extent in Pakistan.
Afghanistan’s President, Ashraf Ghani, third left, Turkimanistan president, Gubanguly Berdimuhamedow, second left, Pakistan Prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, forth left, and Indian minister of state for external affairs, M. J. Akbar, first left, during the integration ceremony of TAPI pipeline in Herat on Feb. 23, 2018. (AP)
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar (C) attends the inauguration ceremony of a gas pipeline linking Iran and Pakistan in the Iranian border city of Chabahar on March 11, 2013. (AFP)
On Feb. 17, 2018 India and Iran said they will make efforts to improve energy security and regional connectivity to reach landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia through developing Iran’s Chabahar Port and road and rail routes. (AP)
Iran-Pakistan Natural Gas pipeline project began in March 2013. (File photo: Reuters)