Last week saw the inauguration of the first phase of the strategic Chabahar port by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the presence of officials from as many as 17 countries.
For four months now – until two days after the Cabinet reshuffling under the NDA-led government – the Indian Railways had been in the headlines for nearly all the wrong reasons.
Relations with neighbours are always essential to comprehend a nation’s standing in international relations. There are times when bordering states have differences but they iron them out using common ties and move towards a thaw.
Boosted by a slew of steps to enhance efficiency, the country’s 12 major ports surpassed private players by handling a record 673.43 million tonnes of cargo in 2016-17, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.