With the United States pulling out from the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the subsequent sanctions that would be imposed by Washington D.C on Tehran would affect the work at Chabahar Port undertaken by India and Iran, says a defence expert.
Speaking to , defence expert, Uday Shankar said, “Chabahar was supposed to enable India to be able to access Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan. When the American sanctions are in place, importing equipment to Iran for a joint project would be a problem.”
“More importantly, India has invested almost half a billion dollars in Chabahar Port creating their infrastructure. It is a relatively nascent stage. Chabahar is a work in progress. But, it has long-term implications. In terms of India, it is having a co-hold in a very crucial maritime part of the region,” he added.
The Chabahar Port is located in southeastern Iran on the Gulf of Oman. It serves as Iran’s only oceanic port. The port is intended to provide an alternative route for trade between India and Afghanistan. Read More