Despite Threats From US, India Plans To Open Chabahar Port By 2019


Despite Threats From US, India Plans To Open Chabahar Port By 2019

India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran operational by 2019, the government said in a statement on Friday, despite a threat of renewed U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being eveloped as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan that could potentially open the way for millions of dollars in trade and cut its dependence on Pakistan, its sometimes-hostile neighbour.

The port would offer easy accessibility to CIS countries, Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said in the statement.  Read Morea

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