Oil analysts have estimated the loss in value terms for the budget of Iran in the event of India on its "black gold" - about $ 11.5 billion in/
Iran continues to face challenges around the delivery of its oil to international markets. West found the "hot spots" of Tehran and is now gradually inclines his major oil partners to review existing contracts. Special attention is paid to the current stage of India, which occupies the second position in the list of the main importers of Iranian oil. India is open to press, neither the U.S. nor, moreover, other actors of the Euro-Atlantic camp can not. In the course is a subtle play on the demonstration in New Delhi advantages of cooperation with the West, primarily the United States.
Possible failure of India from Iran's oil exports of services connected with the fact that the lack of insurance coverage as during transport (tanker) and the processing of raw materials to the Indian Iranian refineries. Representatives of the business community of India noted that if there is no insurance coverage, all refineries in the country will have to stop supplies from Iran.
At stake is an impressive amount of cooperation between the two countries. Iranian oil supplies to India are estimated at $ 1 billion monthly turnover. Bilateral contracts, until recently, has 12% of the needs of India's oil and about 25% of the total export of the Iranian hydrocarbon.
West is ready to support India on the issue of substitution of Iranian oil at the equivalent of the other OPEC countries. Recently, the agency «Bloomberg» indicated the way between New Delhi and the capital of the Arab Gulf Monaro talks on increasing the supply of oil from April 1 this year. If we believe the agency, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq have expressed prior consent to send to India additional oil.
Oil analysts have estimated the loss in value terms for the budget of Iran in the event of India on its "black gold" - about $ 11.5 billion a year.
Iran's interest in the Indian market strategic hydrocarbon supply all the years wore principle. Over the last two years before the two countries had problems, mostly financial properties around the delivery and payment of oil. For example, in the summer of 2011 the most urgent challenge for New Delhi and Tehran have trouble expressing the complexities of the payment transactions. There was a period when the contract specified delivery of oil to India were made by Iran, but the latter could not get the money for the goods in the form imposed on Iran sanctions restrictions on banking operations. But soberly assess the situation, Tehran held every effort for the Indian market, so as not to miss out on because of time, as it seemed, the complexities of major trading partners.
However, the problems surrounding the continuation of Iran oil ties with India on the previous level was not caused only by tactical considerations. There are more important reasons for the growing propensity of New Delhi to respond to the wishes of the West than in the rest easily decide on the risk coverage.
Possible failure of India from Iran oil services, followed by a reorientation of the resources of Arab members of OPEC - is just one concrete manifestation of U.S. policy with India on building close strategic relationship. At the meeting in Washington in June last year, the third round of the "Strategic Dialogue U.S. - India" U.S. officials noticed their Indian partners to the fact that "the number of meetings in the long run is not as important as the quality of outcomes," and "the effectiveness of our partnership depends on our ability to convert common interests in joint actions "(from a speech at the forum then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton).
Indian partners are not forced to wait long for the U.S. results from fiancé strategic bilateral cooperation. The fact that the close ties with Washington, no less need political and business elite of the South Asian nation. India has a special interest in the United States possess the latest technologies in the areas that it has made a priority for their own economic development. A bunch of US-India, metaphorically speaking, a "Silicon Valley" (cooperation in the IT-sector) is bearing fruit in the form of sustained recovery Indians of economic benefits from the cooperation with the Americans. India is firmly tied to the cooperation with the U.S. in the field of high technology. This is reflected in the significant presence of Indian capital and intellectual resources in the "Silicon Valley" of the U.S. and in sought after taking over the Indians experience a so-called HITEC-towns in their territory. With India taking over from the Americans this experience provides a valuable opportunity for the integration of large (even by Indian standards) 160,000,000th Muslim population in Indian society and make it more of a social level. Establishment in the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where the Muslim population is about 10%, stretching for 610 square meters. km Indian miracle of the century in the form of HITEC-city (HITEC City - Hyderabad Information Technology Engineering Consultancy City) has allowed the federal government in New Delhi to solve many social and ethnic and religious problems.
Economic ligament in high technology leads to an understanding of the benefits of Indian and foreign and military-political cooperation with the U.S.. Sandwiched between India, the world of Islam in the West and the world of the Chinese in the East, as well as the objective difficulties of the country in his inside (especially ethno-confessional mosaic population and remains a significant imbalance in social terms - a fault line "very rich and very poor") are pushing it to the search for a global partners, with the potential to neutralize the threats and challenges of the Indian state. In New Delhi, sentiment is growing over the fact that only a political engagement with the United States can protect the country from the two natural opponents in the West and the East. A deepening of economic cooperation with the U.S. could correct social imbalances of the country, to raise the overall standard of living to the level of South Asian Indian "middle class." Indians are thinking along the lines of his concept of "strategic autonomy". India so strengthened globally, it can afford to individual autonomy, fundamental to her foreign policy matters. But, given the serious challenges from the West (complicated relationship with Pakistan) and eastern (China) areas of India for several decades "not threatened" the prospect of becoming a self-sufficient power, no external support to the U.S..
Hence, in the relations between India and the U.S. in the coming years, we should expect the involvement of conventional scheme "extension requests - or not to approve them." Now it was manifested on the theme of limiting Iran's oil exports to India. Washington has put forward a wish, New Delhi reacted in the way that it is completely feasible.
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