Envoy: India deems Chabahar port as important

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Indian Ambassador to Tehran underlined the importance of Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan province, especially Chabahar port city, for his country.

‘Sistan and Balouchestan province, particularly Chabahar port city, is of special importance for India and it is an important linking path,’ Saurabh Kumar said.

Kumar said that Chabahar has suitable opportunities so that it is hoped to be able to make use of its capacities.

Sistan and Balouchestan province has 1,100 kilometers of land border with Afghanistan and Pakistan while it has over 310 kilometers of sea border with the oceans and open seas.

Chabahar is located in the Southern part of Sistan and Balouchestan province and on the coastline of the Sea of Oman.

Just some 72 km West of China-developed Gwadar port in Pakistan’s restive province of Baluchistan, Chabahar, on the mouth of the Straits of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, provides India a land-sea access route into Afghanistan and Central Asia through the Bandar Abbas-Caspian Sea axis.

Several foreign countries are willing to make huge investments in economic and infrastructure projects of Chabahar Port following the July 14 agreement between Tehran and six world powers but Iran is scrutinizing the offers to select the most qualified ones as its future partners.

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