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Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Six - 16 January 2024
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Six - 16 January 2024 - Page 1

Unlocking latent potential of Chabahar port for India, Iran

By Reza Abesh Ahmadlou
Staff writer
The development of Chabahar port in Iran has emerged as a vital strategic initiative that holds the potential to foster closer economic and geopolitical ties between India and Iran.
This key project has garnered widespread attention due to its far-reaching implications for trade, regional stability, and the broader global economy.
As New Delhi and Tehran collaborate to enhance the capabilities of the port, the impact will reverberate through various sectors, ultimately reshaping the dynamics of international commerce and bolstering the interests of both nations.
Situated along the coast of the Sea of Oman, Chabahar port occupies a strategically significant location. It offers direct access to the Indian Ocean and serves as a gateway to landlocked Afghanistan and the resource-rich Central Asian countries.
The port’s position presents an enormous opportunity for India to boost its connectivity with the aforementioned regions, facilitating smoother trade routes and reducing reliance on traditional transit corridors. Furthermore, its expansion holds the promise of alleviating congestion at existing hubs, thereby streamlining the movement of goods and amplifying efficiency in global supply chains.
For Iran, the development of Chabahar port is a sign of economic revitalization and an avenue to strengthen its partnerships in the region.

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