Why is Iran helping India against Pakistan? by Jay Desai
Answer by Jay Desai:
- Iran is the regional rival of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia is the closest country to Pakistan. Pakistan helps Saudis militarily which directly affects Iran and its trained militants. So to teach Pakistan lesson Iran is now siding with India.
- When Iran was suffering due to international Sanctions, India was the only country trading with it even though Americans were pressuring Indians. So, now Iran is playing its part of being a useful friend by helping India counter Pakistan.
- Iran has the largest Shia Muslim population of the world and Pakistan treats its Shia population as a second grade citizen and they are regularly killed. Due to this religious differences also Iran has sided with India.