Why in News?
Recently, there was a mysterious power outage in the nuclear research facility in Iran,moments after they started advanced centrifuges capable of enriching uranium faster.
Iran is also called as Persia, is a country in West Asia.Key points about Iran:
- Neighbouring Countries:
- Turkey and
- Neighbouring Water Bodies:
- to the north by the Caspian Sea
- to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman
Chabahar Port: Farzad-B Gas Field: Located in Persian Gulf and has huge gas reserves.
- Location: Gulf of Oman
- With development of Chabahar Port, India is eyeing the access to International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) that has sea, rail and road routes between India, Russia, Iran, Europe, and Central Asia.
- India is also trying to counter the Chinese presence in the Arabian Sea where China is helping Pakistan develop Gwadar port.
- Key Locations: Zahedan- Iran, Zaranj – Afghanistan, Delaram- Afghanistan