According to publicly accessible ship-monitoring data, since January 1, 2016, vessels for which Arya is the Group Owner have called at Iranian ports on multiple occasions.
“Distya Akula is the first Indian Suezmax tanker to load 130,000 mt of Iranian crude for Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil three weeks after the removal of sanctions against Iran. Distya Akula, Sanskrit for ‘Fortune Transcendental’, has a deadweight tonnage of 150,000 tonnes. In partnership with Arya Industries (fronted by Shri Pawan Arya and Shri Puneet Arya) Gauri Ships - which is part of the Elektrans Group - co-owns and operates Distya Akula, Suezmax crude oil tanker. With a crew complement of 24, she is flying the Indian flag.” (Business Standard, “MT Distya Akula: First Suezmax tanker to load Iranian crude oil post lifting of sanctions,” 2/10/2016)