Vowing to jointly combat terrorism and extremism, India and Iran on Monday agreed to share intelligence in a bid to fight the menace that is “rife and rampant” in the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during delegation-level talks discussed the spread of radicalism and terrorism in the region.
“India and Iran share a crucial stake in peace, stability and prosperity of the region. We also have shared concerns over the spread of forces of instability, radicalism and terror in our region,” Mr. Modi said in a joint media interaction after bilateral and delegation-level talks with the Iranian leadership on his maiden visit.
The two countries also inked a dozen agreements, ranging from a contract to develop the strategic Chahabar port to an initial pact to set up an aluminium plant and one on laying a railway line to give India access to Afghanistan and Central Asia.