- U.S. Kills top Iranian General in Air Strike
- Protests against Citizenship Amendment Act
- Krishnapatnam Port
- Fallouts for India due to U.S. Air Strike on Iran
Why in News?
- The U.S. killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, in an air strike near Baghdad airport, the Pentagon and Iran said
- Iranian authorities have reacted with predictable vehemence at Gen. Soleimani’s “martyrdom” and vowed vengeance. This tit for tat between the U.S. and Iran could easily go out of hand and lead to a major confrontation in a pyretic and fragile region, with unpredictable consequences.
Can a state refuse to act on central law?
- Citizenship being a matter concerning the Union, it is not open to State Assemblies to give their opinion on it — is not valid.
- To the extent that a State government believes that a parliamentary law is not constitutional, it is entirely in order for the State legislature to call for its repeal.
- Further, a resolution is not legislation and is not governed by the principle of legislative competence. It is only an expression of a political opinion
- Adani Ports group to buy 75 percent stake
- Krishnapatnam is a port town in Muthukur mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The terse statement masked the deep unease about how far the ripples from this sharp spike in US-Iran tensions will extend across the region, and impact India.
With Iran vowing revenge, a possible widening of the US-Iran conflict, from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan and Pakistan, will not leave India unaffected.
India should position itself in the Saudi-Iran rivalry carefully.
- Increased oil import bill
- India will have to manage its delicate relation with Iran
- Depreciation of currency