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Apple’s ambitions, Iran port deal, Russian oil

The government's announcement this week of a long-term contract to develop and operate a port in Iran through which India will be able to transport goods into Central Asia is an illustration of how India benefits from its policy of non-alignment. But that policy will be tested as the global economy splits into competing US-led and China-led blocs; Apple's apparent ambitions to produce 25% of iPhones in India within the next few years demonstrates the potential benefits of leaning towards the US.

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