REFILE-With nuclear deal in sight, Iran drives harder bargain in Indian trade talks

May 19, 2015 11:17 PM

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NEW DELHI May 20 (Reuters) - Iranian trade negotiators have become more assertive with Indian counterparts as hopes rise of international sanctions on Tehran easing later this year, sources said, and Indian companies fear they may lose business as more countries bid for projects.

The push back from the Iranians came as a surprise to India, which has enjoyed special dispensation from Tehran as one of only a handful of countries willing to do business with it while it faced Western economic sanctions.

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