India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon; Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai: Nitin Gadkari


India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon; Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai: Nitin Gadkari

India is hopeful to fully operationalise the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Tuesday.

Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif called on him, said that the meeting was “fruitful” and both the sides could resolve several issues.

Chabahar port is very important for us. We are working very hard on it… Some problems were there, but the Iranian government and their minister… are also in the process to resolve all the issues as early as possible.

I am confident that we will be in a position to start full function of Chabahar Port at the earliest,” Gadkari said. Read More

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