According to Indian media, the main topic for negotiations between the leaders of the two countries is economic cooperation. In particular, the Iranian leader called on the Prime Minister of India to resolve the issue of India purchasing Iranian oil, as well as opening representative offices of Iranian financial organizations (banks) in Indian territory.
The United States opposes this, although at the moment there are no specific restrictions on economic cooperation with Iran. Earlier in New Delhi, they were forced to distance themselves from hydrocarbon deals with Iran, despite the fact that India itself is extremely interested in purchasing relatively cheap (due to geographical proximity) Iranian oil.
Today in India they note that it is beneficial for the authorities of the country to support Hasan Rouhani as head of Iran, since he is perceived as a quite moderate politician who has a “balanced position, including on the issues of the borders of India”.
The Indian media make it clear that interaction with Iran today in the process of maneuvering between the pitfalls of American interests is important for the country in terms of deterring neighboring Pakistan.